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Mummy Tag

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1969W3637
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Egypt

Notes

Tags like this recorded the name, age and other details about the deceased during and after the mummification process.They were tied onto the mummy to aid identification when it moved from the embalmers to the house, where it may have remained for some time, and then to the tomb. This example is written in the demotic script, the latest and most cursive form of hieroglyphic writing.

Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Trust, 1969.

Further Information

Production Period:Late Period
Material(s):Wood
Place of Origin:Egypt
Place of Excavation:Egypt

Dimensions

Height:110 mm
Width:60 mm
Depth:10 mm