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Cartonnage Collection

"Exploring the Ancient Art of Cartonnage: A Journey through Time" Step back in time to the 10th Century BC, during the 22nd Dynasty in ancient Egypt

Background imageCartonnage Collection: 10th Century BC 22nd Dynasty 900 900BC Ancient

10th Century BC 22nd Dynasty 900 900BC Ancient
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Background imageCartonnage Collection: Inner coffin of User-Het (detail), 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood)

Inner coffin of User-Het (detail), 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood)
5938295 Inner coffin of User-Het (detail), 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood) by Egyptian 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 BC); 41.2x33.2x182.4 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Inner coffin of User-Het, 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood)

Inner coffin of User-Het, 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood)
5938312 Inner coffin of User-Het, 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood) by Egyptian 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 BC); 41.2x33.2x182.4 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Mummy of Nesmin with plant wreath, mummy mask and other cartonnage elements, 200-30 BC

Mummy of Nesmin with plant wreath, mummy mask and other cartonnage elements, 200-30 BC
3613974 Mummy of Nesmin with plant wreath, mummy mask and other cartonnage elements, 200-30 BC by Egyptian Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BC); 174 long cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Cartonnage mummy case, Late Ptolemaic Dynasty to Early Roman Empire, c

Cartonnage mummy case, Late Ptolemaic Dynasty to Early Roman Empire, c
490751 Cartonnage mummy case, Late Ptolemaic Dynasty to Early Roman Empire, c.50 BC-AD 50 (painted & gilded cartonnage with glass inlays)

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Inner coffin of User-Het, 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood)

Inner coffin of User-Het, 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood)
5938313 Inner coffin of User-Het, 1991 BC-1783 BC (wood) by Egyptian 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 BC); 41.2x33.2x182.4 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Mummy of Nesmin (detail of Anubis on feet), 200-30 BC

Mummy of Nesmin (detail of Anubis on feet), 200-30 BC
3613977 Mummy of Nesmin (detail of Anubis on feet), 200-30 BC by Egyptian Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BC); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt)

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Mummy mask of a lady, late period, 1085-332 BC

Mummy mask of a lady, late period, 1085-332 BC. Found in the collection of the The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Egyptian Mummy in the British Museum, London - Katebet

Egyptian Mummy in the British Museum, London - Katebet
Mummy of an old woman named Katebet - a Chantress of Amun-Ra in Karnak, in linen wrappings, with a painted cartonnage mummy-mask with gilded face and attached wooden arms bearing jewellery

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Egyptian Mummy in British Museum, London - Horemheb

Egyptian Mummy in British Museum, London - Horemheb
Mummy of Horemheb, an adult large-boned man. Ptolomaic Period (332 BC - 31 BC). Painted and gilded hollow-work cartonnage case. Date: circa 332 BC - 31 BC

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Mummy-case of Hornedjitef

Mummy-case of Hornedjitef
Mummy-case of the priest Hornedjitef. 246-262 BC. From Asasif, Thebes. Ptolemaic Period. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Egyptian Art. Mummy mask. Roman Period. 6070 A. C

Egyptian Art. Mummy mask. Roman Period. 6070 A. C
Egyptian Art. Mummy mask. Roman Period. 6070 A.C. Middle Egypt. Probably, it comes from Meir (Mir). Egypt. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. United States

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Mummy with Cartonnage and Portrait

Mummy with Cartonnage and Portrait; Unknown; El Hibeh (perhaps), Egypt, Africa; 50 - 100; Wax tempera and gilding on a wooden panel; linen and encaustic; Object: H: 175.3 x W: 44 x D

Background imageCartonnage Collection: Treasure of Tanis, Cartonnage of King Sheshong, detail of the hieroglyphs with gold overlay

Treasure of Tanis, Cartonnage of King Sheshong, detail of the hieroglyphs with gold overlay
Egyptian civilization, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI-XXII. Treasure of Tanis. Cartonnage of King Sheshong. Detail of the hieroglyphs with gold overlay


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"Exploring the Ancient Art of Cartonnage: A Journey through Time" Step back in time to the 10th Century BC, during the 22nd Dynasty in ancient Egypt. Discover the fascinating world of cartonnage, a unique artistic technique that flourished from 900 to 900BC. One remarkable example is found at the British Museum in London – Katebet, an Egyptian mummy carefully preserved for centuries. Admire its intricate cartonnage wrapping and marvel at how it has withstood the test of time. Delve deeper into this ancient craft by examining the inner coffin of User-Het, crafted between 1991 BC and 1783 BC. Made entirely out of wood, its detailed carvings showcase both skill and artistry. Another masterpiece awaits your gaze – behold Hatnefer's funerary mask from around c. 1492-73 B. C. , made using cartonnage, gold, and travertine. This exquisite creation reflects not only beauty but also religious beliefs surrounding death and afterlife. Nesmin's mummy takes center stage next; adorned with a plant wreath and various cartonnage elements dating back to 200-30 BC. Its preservation offers us valuable insights into burial practices during this period. Witness another stunning example from late Ptolemaic Dynasty to Early Roman Empire – a captivating cartonnage mummy case that captivates viewers with its ornate designs and symbolism. Returning once again to User-Het's inner coffin reveals more hidden treasures within its wooden structure. Observe Anubis depicted on his feet - a powerful symbol associated with guiding souls into eternity. The elegance continues as we encounter a delicate mummy mask belonging to an unknown lady from late period Egypt (1085-332 BC). Its intricate details speak volumes about societal norms during this era. Finally, meet Horemheb—an Egyptian mummy housed in the British Museum.