FRONT
Cartonnage Fragment - Actual Size - Front
Closer Look
BACK
Cartonnage Fragment - Actual Size - Back
Closer Look



Mummy Cartonnage Fragment


Egypt, Ptolemaic Period
circa 300 B.C.E.








Fragment Dimensions:

     4.0 cm wide x  2.2 cm high

Description:
     
    Two joining fragments of painted cartonnage.
    Fragment is slightly convex.

    
FRONT
    
     Painted gessoed (plastered) surface.
     Gesso is cracked and has holes from 
     insect damage.
     Lines painted in red, white, black (?
     or dark blue), and yellow (? or unpainted 
     gesso).
     Surface is dirty and faded.

BACK
    
     Shows the layers of papyrus used to make 
     the cartonnage.
     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 
     papyrus layers.

NOTE

     Images were scanned directly from the actual
     cartonnage fragment.





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