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Ramesside Mummy Board

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Cosmos, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
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)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
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