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Linen Shawl from Wah's Mummy

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Amenemhat I, early
Date:
ca. 1981–1975 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Wah (MMA 1102), over Mummy from ribs to hip, MMA excavations, 1920
Medium:
Linen, ink
Dimensions:
L. 3.0 m (118 1/8 in) + 15 cm fringe; w. 1.10 m (43 5/16 in) + 2 cm fringe
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1940
Accession Number:
40.3.21
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105
Mummy of Wah excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1920. Mummy unwrapped in New York, 1940.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 240.

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