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A LARGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FRAMED CARTONNAGE

A LARGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FRAMED CARTONNAGE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Wood: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1304363
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A large multi-colored painted cartonnage fragment, with a long column of hieroglyphic text which reads "Anubis, in front of the divine booth, giving bread, beer, oxen, fowl and every good and pure thing. Words to be recited by Menesh Words to be recited by Horus-the-youthful-one? Words to be recited by Anubis, foremost of the divine booth," flanked by a register on the left, consisting of seven deities including the Four Sons of Horus. A central deity depicting a human body with the head of a bird of prey, holding an implement in front. Two seated zoomorphic figures in the lower registers, both with hieroglyphic inscriptions. Remains of gilt decorated surfaces. Some loss to the painted surface. Mounted on a burlap backing and framed in an old gilt frame. Ptolemaic Period, 300-32 B.C. Cartonnage measures 22-1/2”H. x 12-3/4”W. Frame measures 28-3/4”H. x 17-3/4”W. From a NYC estate, collected in the 1960's