<em>Cartonnage and Mummy of an Anonymous Man</em>, 3rd century C.E. Human remain, wood (Ficus sycomorus, sycomore fig), grass, linen, plaster, pigment, a: cartonnage: 13 1/4 x 35 7/16 in. (33.7 x 90.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.128a-e. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.128a_52.128e_PS2.jpg)

Cartonnage and Mummy of an Anonymous Man

Medium: Human remain, wood (Ficus sycomorus, sycomore fig), grass, linen, plaster, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:3rd century C.E.

Dimensions: a: cartonnage: 13 1/4 x 35 7/16 in. (33.7 x 90.0 cm) b: necklace: 34 1/4 in. (87 cm) c-d: sheets: 39 3/8 x 84 1/4 in. (100.0 x 214.0 cm) c-d: fringe: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) e: approx. height through nose: 8 in. (20.3 cm) e: approx. width at shoulders: 20 in. (50.8 cm) e: approx. length: 62 in. (157.5 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 52.128a-e

Image: 52.128a_52.128e_PS2.jpg,a,e

Catalogue Description:
a) Cartonnage from the mummy of a man. Painted plaster on linen; made as an overlay on mummy from head to waist. Face bearded, hands clasp glass cup and fillet. At bottom, debased Sokaris bark flanked by jackals etc. Moulded wreath on forehead, brilliant colors. b) Necklace (apparently amuletic) removed from neck of mummy. Long, single stand of grass woven into rope with open end at front. This end closed with single strand on which are fastened segments of leaves, duplicated in three similar strands above. Attached to necklace at front center in plain wooden mason's square pierced three times. Condition: In general good but materials are very dry and fragile. Some leaves are broken. c-d) Pair of plain linen sheets, fringed ends, which formed the outer wrappings of the mummy. Fairly coarse weave. Perhaps household linen used for funerary purposes. Condition: Good. A few holes and stains. Fabric is flexible. The fringe is rather worn, suggesting that linen was long in use. e) Mummy. In 1956, the cartonnage and necklace were removed, and the mummy unwrapped. In 2010, the mummy was rewrapped and the cartonnage and necklace were reattached.

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