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Five cartonnage panels

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This group is comprised of five panels of decorated cartonnage (painted, plaster-soaked linen) from a mummy case. Four carry depictions of mummiform figures (three with heads of animals and one with the head of a human male), while the fifth carries a depiction of a kneeling goddess. Vertical...

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From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 3rd–2nd century B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Height x width: 13.3 x 7.3 cm (5 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi