An Egyptian Cartonnnage Panel - Winged Scarab
Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332-30 BC. A large section of a painted exterior mummy wrapping, gesso over linen, in vibrant shades of red, blue and cream/white. Central image of winged scarab with checkerboard, lotus blossom and tongue elements, all contained within tan borders. Panel itself measures 8-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H , with custom matte 15-1/2" x 16"W.
Provenance: Ex-G. Mortake, Royal Oak, MI
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Professionally conserved and mounted, ready for framing; wear as shown. Due to the delicate nature of ancient gesso, there will be minor flaking during shipment.