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Egyptian painted cartonnage sarcophagus fragment

E96

£400.00

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A fragment from a fine cartonnage sarcophagus with polychrome painted decoration on a plaster and linen surface. The decoration depicts a seated god with an Ankh resting on his knees and a sun disc crown over his head. The background consists of a yellow and blue net pattern on a red ground.

Culture
Egypt, reputedly from Thebes, Third Intermediate Period, c. 1050-730 BC

Size
10.2 x 4.2 cms, frame 19.5 x 14.5 cms

Condition
Fragment as shown, mounted in a 1970’s glazed frame

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Paris, France; acquired 1970’s. A label inside the frame reads: ” Fragment de sarcphage, Thebes, Basse Egypt, 1580 a 1086 Avant J.C.”

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