Cartonnage Fragments



Fragments of painted cartonnage, bandage and resinous material in a glass topped box labelled as being from the mummy of Nesmin (56.22.79a), Norwich no. 26.86, Col. Andrew Haggard. In 1929 Warren Dawson describes this piece of cartonnage as then enclosing the feet of Nesmin's mummy “known as the boot”. Dawson describes how the four pieces of cartonnage placed over Nemin's mummy “were sewn on to the outer shroud, which was often dyed red” (Dawson, 1929: 189). CONDITION NOTE (1998): Fragmenting/cracking decoration, dry, surface dirt. Dimensions are for largest piece.