Ramesside Mummy Board
Mummy boards are flat, full-length, wood coverings placed directly on the mummy inside the coffin. On these boards, artists depicted the deceased wearing everyday dress. An inscription, now lost, would have identified this man. In his left hand he holds a handkerchief and an ankh-sign, indicating high rank.
- Medium: Wood, gessoed and painted
- Possible Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 73 x 19 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. (185.4 x 50.2 x 13.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Cosmos, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.1520E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Ramesside Mummy Board, ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E. Wood, gessoed and painted, 73 x 19 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. (185.4 x 50.2 x 13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1520E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)