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Wooden mummy tag

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Wooden mummy tag


written document


mummy label


mummy label, Greek and Demotic. These tags with name, parentage, titles, age, written in demotic Egyptian and Greek, were attached to the deceased. Here, they were women. Tags were used to identify bodies because cemeteries were often some distance from the home of the deceased.

Field Collection



length 9.8 cm
width 4.1 cm


Middle Roman


30 B.C. — A.D. 200


given: Chester, Greville John, Revd (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. inscription
    Language: Demotic
    Translation: Tatriphis the Elder, daughter of Harudj, her mother being Sen-haredj the woman of Bompae


  1. Heichelheim, F.M.
    (1942) The Greek Inscriptions in the Fitzwilliam Museum (1942)
    Source title: Journal of Hellenic Studies (
    [comments: 19, no. 11]



Accession Number

E.W.54 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 65415; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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