Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 333-30 BC.
This fragment of mummy adornment represents the goddess Nephthys, arms outstretched, fists clenched, in a cross, the wings of a bird of prey outstretched along her arms.
This type of mummy adornment is an envelope enclosing the body of the deceased which generally consisted of a mask, chest elements including the ousekh collar and one or two elements covering the legs.
Stuccoed and painted cartonnage
H: 12 cm L: 36 cm
Provenance: Former collection of the 19th century