Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Linen, gilded gesso, glass and faience
1st century C.E.
22 11/16 x 14 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (57.6 x 37.2 x 19 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman, 1st century C.E. Linen, gilded gesso, glass and 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. Creative Commons-BY
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Mummy cartonnage of a woman with draped garment, elaborate coiffure, eyes inlaid with glass, necklace (formerly inlaid throughout) and garland. There are also serpent-armlets, in relief, on the upper arms and wrists. The front is mostly gilded, but wreath and top and sides of head are painted. This fragile object is made of linen and gesso.
Condition: Cracked in many places and somewhat chipped. Cracks and chips on the throat, left shoulder and left cheek have been restored before the piece came to Brooklyn.
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