Fragment of a mortuary covering
Ptolemaic Period – Roman Period 332 BCE-395 CE
- painted gesso on cartonnage
- 24.5 × 15.6 × 5.0 cm irreg.
- Place/s of Execution
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by James E. Sherrard Esq., 1881
- Gallery location
- Not on display
- Physical description
- Section of cartonnage depicting a Djed pillar, surmounted by the solar disk, resting on the hieroglyphic sign for gold. Before the Djed pillar stands the goddess Isis with uplifted hands; in front of her is a libation stand and behind her an ostrich feather, the symbol of maaty (truth, justice and harmony of the universe), on a standard.