Fragment of a mortuary covering
Ptolemaic Period – Roman Period 332 BCE-395 CE
- painted gesso on cartonnage
- 8.0 × 15.3 × 1.0 cm irreg.
- Place/s of Execution
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by James E. Sherrard Esq., 1881
- Gallery location
- Not on display
- Physical description
- Section of cartonnage containing the vignette from the CLIVth chapter of the Saite Recension of the Book of the Dead, which is entitled 'The Chapter of not letting the body perish'. The vignette, which is wanting in the Theban version, depicts the mummy of the deceased on a funeral bier with its soul (in the form of a human headed hawk) hovering above.