<em>Large Tag for Mummy</em>, 664-332 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 9/16 in. (14 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1394E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1394E_NegA_SL4.jpg)

Large Tag for Mummy

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 9/16 in. (14 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1394E

Image: 37.1394E_NegA_SL4.jpg,unedited master file

Catalogue Description:
A small wooden board inscribed with 3 ½ lines of hieratic, a quote from The Instructions of Hardjdef. The board has a tenon projecting from its top with a hole pierced through it running parallel to the face of the board. The inscription runs at a right angle to the horizontal axis of the board. Condition: The board is in excellent condition. The uninscribed verso shows a few holes and gauges. The recto has no mars and the writing is extremely clear. There are no traces of a gesso-covering if there originally was one.

Brooklyn Museum