Cartonnage & Egyptian Mummy Masks

In the study of Egyptology and Papyrology, Cartonnage can be defined as plastered layers of fibre or papyrus. The plastered material was flexible when wet and could be moulded against the irregular surfaces of the body. Egyptian cartonnage was used to produce cases, mummy masks or panels to cover all or part of the mummified body. The plastered surface was then decorated with scenes from Egyptian Mythology and culture, including Egyptian gods and goddesses and scenes from the Book of the Dead.

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