Mummy Bandage, Ii-em-hetep, born of Ta-remetj-hepu
Spell 149, recorded on these bandages, describes fourteen underworld “mounds,” their landscape, inhabitants, and potential obstacles. This knowledge was believed to give power to the deceased and assist his or her transformation. The vignettes represent the geographical location of each “mound” and its properties. For instance, the pig-like creature with a long tail is associated with the fiery mound 12, while the standing hippo-crocodile deity, Hebed-eref (One Who Opens His Mouth), alludes to the watery location of mound 13.
This text refers to these objects: ' 37.2039.10E; 37.2039.14E
- Medium: Linen, ink
- Dates: 332 B.C.E. - 1st century C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period, or later
- Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 18 1/2 in. (8.5 x 47 cm) Threads per square cm: Warp: 68 x Weft: 21 (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.2039.10E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Mummy Bandage, Ii-em-hetep, born of Ta-remetj-hepu, 332 B.C.E. - 1st century C.E. Linen, ink, 3 3/8 x 18 1/2 in. (8.5 x 47 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.2039.10E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (60%)