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Mummy set with the effigy of the Goddess Nephthis
Mummy set with the effigy of the Goddess Nephthis - Ancient Art Style
Ref : 87473
1 200 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
Egypt, Ptolemaic Period
Medium :
Cartonnage
Dimensions :
L. 14.17 inch X H. 4.72 inch
Ancient Art  - Mummy set with the effigy of the Goddess Nephthis
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Mummy set with the effigy of the Goddess Nephthis

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

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