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Cartonnage Applique

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Linen, gesso
  • Place Made: Akhmim, Egypt
  • DATES 305 B.C.E.–395 C.E.
    PERIOD late Ptolemaic Period to early Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 7/8 × 10 13/16 in. (17.5 × 27.5 cm) As mounted: 7 7/8 × 11 7/16 in. (20 × 29 cm) mount (m1): 10 1/4 × 13 1/4 × 1 3/8 in. (26 × 33.7 × 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One linen and gesso cartonnage applique. Toward the top, a winged kneeling goddess holding ostrich feathers. Toward the bottom, a coffin with mummy and two gods depicted upon it. Painted in red-brown, green and white now discolored by varnish. Condition: Good. Some cracking and small losses. Contained in folio with mat.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Cartonnage Applique, 305 B.C.E.–395 C.E. Linen, gesso, 6 7/8 × 10 13/16 in. (17.5 × 27.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X744.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X744.2_PS20.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, X744.2_PS20.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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