Mummy Bandage, Wen-nefer, born of Ta-amun
The spells on this bandage concern the Opening of the Mouth ritual, which was meant magically to restore the deceased’s ability to breathe, eat, drink, and function in the afterlife.
- Medium: Linen, ink
- Dates: 332 B.C.E. - 1st century C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period or later
- Dimensions: 2 9/16 x 16 1/8 in. (6.5 x 41 cm) Threads per square cm: Warp: 47 x Weft: 19 (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.2039.81E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Mummy Bandage, Wen-nefer, born of Ta-amun, 332 B.C.E. - 1st century C.E. Linen, ink, 2 9/16 x 16 1/8 in. (6.5 x 41 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.2039.81E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (60%)