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.
Wood, gesso, paint
ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
73 x 19 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. (185.4 x 50.2 x 13.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Ramesside Mummy Board, ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, paint, 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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