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    Polychromed Cartonnage Fragment
    Roman-Egypt.
    Ca. 100-400 A.D.
    12" x 7-1/2".
    Polychrome section of a mummy cartonnage, this section would have covered the chest area. The center horizontal frieze displays the four sons of Horus in profile, Duamutef, the babooon-headed god, Khebsenuf, the falcon-headed deity, Anubis, the jackal-headed deity, and Amset, the humanheaded deity. These deities also personify the canopic jars containing the lungs, intestines, stomach, and liver prospectively of the deceased. Below is a partial figure of the winged deity Nut, and above are four identical figures, probably of Amset, wearing a sun-disk crown. All are outlined in black with red-ochre, blue-green, and white pigments against the yellow background. Some losses at edges and in upper left scene, two loose fragments, but colors still vibrant. Fragile, needs to be backed and framed.


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    March, 2008
    19th Wednesday
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