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Cartonnage Fragment Winged Scarab.  Authentic.  712-322 BCE.   Egypt

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    Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process.  Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting… Continue reading

BOOK:  Egyptian Shabtis.  H.M. Stewart.  Paperback.  2008.  Shire Egyptology.  Ushabti.

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  The ancient Egyptians believed that the statutory agricultural labor imposed on them in order to use the Nile floods would continue to be imposed after death and into the afterlife.  The shabtis / ushabti – small inscribed figures of adult male/female forms – were formed and made of… Continue reading
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