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Egyptian cartonnage from a mummy footcase.  Ptolemaic Period.
Egyptian cartonnage from a mummy footcase.  Ptolemaic Period.  - Ancient Art & Antiquities Style
Ref : 63664
2 400 €
Period :
16th century
Dimensions :
H. 8.27 inch
Ancient Art & Antiquities  - Egyptian cartonnage from a mummy footcase.  Ptolemaic Period.
Kim J. Nazzi

Sculptures & Works of Art


+32 476 266 122
Egyptian cartonnage from a mummy footcase. Ptolemaic Period.

An important Egyptian cartonnage from a mummy footcase, depicting the soles of a pair of sandals. The sandals are outlined in black and painted in ochre with checkered edges, against a Burgundy red background.

Cartonnage is made by a technique similar to papier-mâché, scraps of linen or papyrus were stuck together with plaster or resin and covered in gesso, a mixture of gum and chalk powder and painted in natural pigments using gum as a binder.

Ptolemaic Period. Circa 305-30 B.C.

Provenance : Ex art & antique trade USA ; before in a Swiss collection since 1972

Dimensions: longueur 21cm ; width 17cm

Kim J. Nazzi

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Ancient Art & Antiquities