Egyptian cartonnage

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Coffin and cartonnage, 22nd Dynasty ca. 900 B.C.
Geographical origin unknown

Donated by Sir James Key Caird, 1913
Museum numbers 1914-204-1-4

A cartonnage case, made of layers of plastered linen, held the mummified body. The case was enclosed by a coffin which was further enclosed in a sarcophagus. This case held the mummified body of a man. It was painted with the ritual inscriptions and symbols of the gods Kheper, Anubis, Osiris, Isis, Nephthys and Horus who would protect him in the afterlife.

Egyptian cartonnage
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