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Mummies in the Egyptian Museum

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Mummification and the Afterlife

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Glossary

cartonnage

linen or papyrus held together by glue and molded into coffins and funeral masks.

pectoral

large piece of jewelry, usually in the form of a trapezoid, worn on the chest

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Five pieces of cartonnage ornament the bandages of this mummy. The first piece forms the gilded mask, on which a multicolored collar appears below the two curls of the tripartite wig.

On the chest, a cartonnage pectoral is decorated with a scarab which have two falcon heads on the ends.

On the abdomen, a protector goddess spreads her wings and holds the two feathers of Maat. Below the goddess on the same piece of cartonnage, there is a depiction of a lying mummy.

On the legs, there is a column of hieroglyphics in a frame of geometric decoration.

The last piece of cartonnage represents the shape of the feet on top, and the soles of the sandals below.

Dimensions:  Width 38 cm  Length 158 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

Writing With Black Ink
  Illustrated Depictions
  Painted
  Painting On Stucco
  Cartonnage
  Mummification

Style:

Roman

Materials:

Cartonnage
  Linen
Type Type

Type:

Human Mummy
Map Map

Location: 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum

Created: 

El-Bersha
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

1st Century AD
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