Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Linen, gesso, gold leaf, glass, faience
1st century C.E.
23 x 14 x 9 in. (58.4 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
Mummy Cartonnage of a Woman, 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_SL1.jpg)
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