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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Title:Mummy covering depicting a man holding a goblet and a small branch
Date Made:ca. 270 C.E.
Materials:painting on plaster and linen
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri
Measurements:Overall: 33 in x 14 in; 83.8 cm x 35.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1942.84
Credit Line:Museum purchase

Label Text:
Numerous Roman burials were found near the New Kingdom temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut (ruled 1473–1458 B.C.E.), which in Roman times served as a sanctuary to the Greek god of healing, Asklepios. Burial near this sacred site was considered to be auspicious.
PJR, 2015

funeral rites and ceremonies; afterlife; ancient; archaeology; painting; portraits

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