Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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.

    Nehmes Bastet, Ancient Female Singer's Tomb Found In Egypt's Valley Of The Kings (VIDEO)

  • 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

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.