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A nicely framed fragment of painted cartonnage from an Ancient Egyptian anthropoid sarcophagus. SOLD
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Ptolemaic Period c.3rd Century B.C. A very nicely framed and presented cartonnage (linen and gesso) fragment from the exterior of an Ancient Egyptian anthropoid sarcophagus. The cartonnage segment is painted in black, ochre and cream coloured pigments and features a border design along one edge and a partial sections of painted hieroglyphs all on a pleasant ochre base colour. Excavated in the Thebes (Luxor) area of Egypt in the early-mid 20th Century and from an old Suffolk collection. A scarce, appealing and well presented Ancient Egyptian item, cartonnage  59mm high x 30mm wide, Frame 195mm x 143mm. Frame will stand up but also features a hanging loop.