Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman. Egypt, from Hawara. Roman Period, 1st century C.E. Linen, gilded gesso, glass, faience, 22 11/16 x 14 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (57.6 x 37.2 x 19 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.35
This mummy cover represents the extreme of wealth in Roman Egypt. The professionally crafted, gilded, and inlaid mummy cartonnage represents a woman whose life and death were spent in luxury.