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Ancient Egyptian mummy case, circa 300 BC, Ptolemaic Dynasty, British Museum EA29584.


Painted anthropoid mummy cas of a man, This cas is made from a mud mixture mixed with straw or chaff, with an outer skin of textile ans an inner core of plaster. The decoration is in traditional Egyptian style, the surface painted to represent a bead-net incorporating a collar, with a winged sun disc and cartonnage or textile plaques decorated with figures of gods. The feet are represented wearing sandals. Unusually a naturalistic beard and moustache are painted on the face. The eyes are inlaid with glass.


Height: 48 cm Length: 174 cm. On display (G62/dc26)
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Ancient Egyptian mummy case, circa 300 BC, Ptolemaic Dynasty, British Museum EA29584. <br />
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Painted anthropoid mummy cas of a man, This cas is made from a mud mixture mixed with straw or chaff, with an outer skin of textile ans an inner core of plaster. The decoration is in traditional Egyptian style, the surface painted to represent a bead-net incorporating a collar, with a winged sun disc and cartonnage or textile plaques decorated with figures of gods. The feet are represented wearing sandals. Unusually a naturalistic beard  and moustache are painted on the face. The eyes are inlaid with glass.<br />
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Height: 48 cm Length: 174 cm. On display (G62/dc26)