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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 29

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED CARTONNAGE PANEL

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

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    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED CARTONNAGE PANEL
    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Originally fastened to a mummy shroud, the upper register showing the deceased on a lion-form bier, with four canopic jars below, the second register with five mummiform deities facing left, flanked by Hathor heads, with two vertical columns below in four registers with deities antithetically arranged, the upper two registers each with two mummiform deities, the third register with winged goddesses, and the fourth with mummiform jackal-headed deities, with rosettes along the perimeter, brightly painted in blue, pink, red, black and white
    24 in. (60.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).