<em>Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman</em>, 1st century C.E. Linen, gesso, gold leaf, glass, faience, 23 x 14 x 9 in. (58.4 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.35. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.35_overall_black_PS22.jpg)

Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman

Medium: Linen, gesso, gold leaf, glass, faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1st century C.E.

Dimensions: 23 x 14 x 9 in. (58.4 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Accession Number: 69.35

Image: 69.35_overall_black_PS22.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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