from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A material consisting of linen or papyrus strips covered with wet plaster, used in ancient Egypt especially for molding mummy cases and funeral masks.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Pasteboard; boards such as are used in bookbinding.
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- noun The
papyrusused to wrap mummiesin ancient Egypt.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
This mummy is enclosed in what is called a cartonnage, that is a case molded on the figure.
The Eye of Osiris 1902
This cartonnage is impressed all over the arms, shoulders and head-dress, with a reticulated sexagonal pattern, which gives the surface the appearance of being honey-combed.
Dr. Jesse Chusid said that while the mummy's body wrap of linen covered in plaster, called cartonnage, bore the shape of a woman, the body within had the anatomy of a man.
Egyptology News 2009
The material of the mummy-case is the usual "cartonnage," consisting of
He said that when the coffin is opened this week, archaeologists will likely find a mummy and a cartonnage mask molded to her face and made from layers of linen and plaster.
Trustees of the British Museum Gilded cartonnage mummy mask first century B.C..
Spooky Journey Into the Afterlife Paul Levy 2010
No. The cartonnage has no inscription at all, and cartonnages are inner coffins.
Her mummified remains, sealed 2,800 years ago in a skintight coffin of cartonnage (layers of linen and plaster), were examined by researchers at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute in September 2008 using the latest in CT scanning technology, a "256-slice" machine that produced startlingly vivid images.
But there are no similarities between her actual face and the one painted on her cartonnage.
When I got back from the hospital I looked at a picture of the museum's mummy cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpere and put my hand in front of the beard and said -- oh you know it's pretty much the same face.
In the age of the pharaohs, mummified corpses were fitted with masks made of cartonnage, a kind of papier-mâché fashioned from plaster, linen, and discarded papyrus.
A Biblical Mystery at Oxford Ariel Sabar 2020