Mummy Cartonnage (Catalog Cart. No. 1)
Fragment of Mummy Cartonnage
Egypt, Ptolemaic Period
circa 300 B.C.E.
4.0 cm wide x 2.2 cm high
Two joining fragments of painted cartonnage.
Fragment is slightly convex.
Painted gessoed (plastered) surface.
Gesso is cracked and has holes from
Lines painted in red, white, black (?
or dark blue), and yellow (? or unpainted
Surface is dirty and faded.
Shows the layers of papyrus used to make
Papyrus layers are heavily insect damaged
(trails and holes).
Insect pupal casing is visible on left side.
No traces of writing are visible on the
Images were scanned directly from the actual