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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The material of which many Egyptian mummy cases are made consisting of linen or papyrus glued together in many thicknesses and usually coated with stucco..

Usage examples (35)
  • There are four principal periods of use of cartonnage, each with distinct ingredients and effects
  • This mummy is enclosed in what is called a cartonnage, that is a case molded on the figure.
  • 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.
  • 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. for more
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