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  • n. The papyrus used to wrap mummies in ancient Egypt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pasteboard; boards such as are used in bookbinding.


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  • This mummy is enclosed in what is called a cartonnage, that is a case molded on the figure.

    The Eye of Osiris

  • 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.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • 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

  • The material of the mummy-case is the usual "cartonnage," consisting of

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • 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.

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  • Trustees of the British Museum Gilded cartonnage mummy mask first century B.C..

    Spooky Journey Into the Afterlife

  • 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.

    Unwrapping Brooklyn's Mummies

  • No. The cartonnage has no inscription at all, and cartonnages are inner coffins.

    Unwrapping Brooklyn's Mummies

  • 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.

    Getting By On Her Looks

  • But there are no similarities between her actual face and the one painted on her cartonnage.

    Getting By On Her Looks


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