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Egyptian Cartonnage Fragment for Hebu, TIP, 1070-664BC

Egyptian Cartonnage Fragment for Hebu, TIP, 1070-664BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1448431
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Bichrome painted linen cartonnage fragment from the coffin of a lady named Hebu.
The curved outer surface is decorated with three lines of hieroglyphic text reading: (1) … with the companion of his glorified state … (2) [Heb]u justified (f), with the air … (3) Hebu justified …
The female name Hebu is recorded with Ranke, 236, 16.
Square openings on the side to fit the piece with other parts of the coffin.
Cartonnage is a type of material used in ancient Egypt for funerary equipment. It was made of layers of linen or papyrus covered with plaster.
For related examples, cf. Petrie Archive database UC16023 and UC38040.
Cartonnage
Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 1070-664BC
H. 14 cm (5.5 in)
W. 15 cm (5.9 in)
Fragmentary, within a frame. Fine preservation. Much preliminary design incised on the surface.
Swiss private collection Zurich, since 1997. Before Swiss private collection Curt Burgauer (1908-2002).

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