Mummy label - 910.108.37_1_20220524_3k

910.108.37_1_20220524_3k

Mummy label

Medium:Coniferous wood (incised or punched with point of a burin)
Geography: Probably from Akhmim, Egypt, found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: about 100-300 CE
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
12.0 x 12.6 x 2.1 cm
Object number: 910.108.37
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
Not on view
Description

Mummy label, wooden. Rhomboid with trapeziform offset at top, pierced at line of junction with body of label. Hole still retaining piece of coarse cord. Coniferous wood of uniformly dark brown. Incised inscription in Greek, punched with point of a burin.

Transcription:
Ταφή Ἀπ
ολλωνίας
(ε)ἰς Πανὼπ(ολιν) π(ρὸς)
Πανεχάτι
ν νεκροτάφ
ον

Translation: "Remains of Apollonia (to be shipped) to Panopolis to Panechates the embalmer"

Cut from the same plank as 910.108.36

Collection:
Roman WorldEgypt
Object History: Purchased in the Fayum, Egypt.
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