Mummy Bandage, Wen-nefer, born of Ta-amun
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
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.
332 B.C.E.-1st century C.E.
Ptolemaic Period or later
2 9/16 x 16 1/8 in. (6.5 x 41 cm)
Threads per square cm: Warp: 47 x Weft: 19 (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Spell sequence: BD 20 - 21 V - 22 - 23
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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.2039.81E_view1.jpg)
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