Painting of a Mummy Cartonnage

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
Material: Cartonnage
Dimensions: 25 cm x 31 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1242
Provenance: Since the late 1960s through inheritance in a private property in Stuttgart. Since then continuously in Germany.
Condition: A small missing part and stabilizations, in total a painted fragment of high quality.
Description: A high-quality painted fragment of a mummy cartonnage depicting in the centre the god Osiris with the feathered crown and ram’s horns. He holds his typical tools crook and flail in his hands and functions as the judge over the deceased. The god rises from a djed pillar which stands for his spine. The pillar is flanked by two cobras, which hold the sun disk. Standing to the left and right of the god are the four sons of Horus, who are the protectors of the deceased, who are also responsible for the mummification. Left stands Duamutef with the head of a jackal. In front of him stands the human-headed Imset. Opposite of him stands Hapi with the head of a baboon, in front of the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef. They all are wearing the ceremonial blue wig and are holding mummy ribbons in their hands. Magnificent painting with applied gold leaf coatings. The cartonnage mounted in an old frame covered with linen. On the back an old Dutch collection label. Mounted.