Fragment of cartonnage depicting three deities

Ptolemaic Period--Roman Period

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Designed to encase a mummy, this cartonnage is composed of about seven layers of linen plastered together to form a hard shell. Visible on this fragment are three gods: at the right is the creator god Atum in the double crown; followed by the ram-headed god Khnum; and then Hapy, personification of the fertility brought by the Nile River. An inscription in roughly-sketched hieroglyphs runs from right to left in the band above their heads. The somewhat awkward style of the figures reflects the period from which this fragment dates.

Fragment of cartonnage depicting three deities, Cartonnage

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