Egyptian painted cartonnage fragment depicting Imsety



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A fragment from a cartonnage sarcophagus with polychrome painted decoration. The fragment depicts a mummiform standing figure of Imsety holding linens and forming part of the Four Sons of Horus preparing the body of the deceased for the afterlife. Part of an inscription remains in the upper left corner.

Egypt, late New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, c. 1292-1189 BC

12.3 x 6.9 cms, mount 20.5 x 12.7 cm

Fragment with minor chipping as shown, no over-painting or restoration

Ex. collection: Monty and Barbara Passes, London, UK; acquired 1960’s-1970’s (probably from Folio Fine Art, London). A c. 1960’s/70’s label on the back of the mount “Fragment of a mummy, Egypt, 19th Dynasty – 1200 BC”.
Attached to a crude plywood and linen display board

For an obituary of Monty Passes, please see: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/nov/05/monty-passes-obituary