This is a piece of mummy bandaging with a weaver’s mark on it.
It is from Pit 7 at the Temple of Mentuhotep at Deir el Bahari. Weaver’s marks in cloth identified who made the cloth, or the workshop it came from. The mark here is a small pattern woven into the selvedge. Perhaps weavers were paid by the piece, so they had to mark the cloth as their work. Mummy bandaging was often recycled from old clothes and other textiles. This piece is from the mummy of Horemkenesi, who was investigated in the Bristol Mummy Project. You can find out more about the project in the Explore and Respond area of the gallery. This is a piece of mummy bandaging with a weaver’s mark on it. It is made from linen. It is about 3,000 years old, dating to the 21st Dynasty (about 1069-945 BCE) in the Third Intermediate Period.