Mummy bandage inscribed with a wedjat eye

Third Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126

Henettawy's unembalmed body was wrapped in bandages of fine linen, inscribed in places with protective emblems. This fringed square bears a wedjat, the healed eye of Horus, roughly drawn in ink. Wounded in battle and then made whole again, this eye was a potent symbol of regeneration. In this context, it indicated that the linen was of very fine quality.

Mummy bandage inscribed with a wedjat eye, Linen

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