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Mummy trapping


Mummy trapping of cartonnage, one of three from the a mummified body of an unknown man, painted and gilded, divided into a series of registers, the broad second register adorned with a kheker-frieze, while the remainder contain various patterns in red and blue: Ancient Egyptian, late Ptolemaic Period, c. 200 - 30 BC

Museum reference

A.1911.201.4 B


World Culture

Object name

Mummy trapping

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


2nd - 1st century BC

Style / Culture

Ptolemaic Period, Ancient Egyptian



Collection place(s)

Egypt, Northern Africa


Manley, B and Dodson, A., (2010) Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd.), Cat.46, p.117

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