Mummy Mask

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Specimen Count
1
WOODEN MASK, APPEARS A PORTRAIT OF WOMAN WITH LARGE ELABORATE HEADDRESS WITH LARGE INVERTED SCARAB, BLACK, FACE IS LIGHT YELLOW-GREEN WITH SMALL BLACK MOUTH AND EYEBROWS, HEADDRESS COLORS: RED BLACK BLUE WHITE YELLOW. PROVENIENCE UNDOCUMENTED. IDENTIFICATION PROVIDED BY HMSG. PURCHASED BY J HIRSHHORN BY THE DELACORTE GALLERY, NEW YORK, IN 1959.
Fragment of coffin or board with face, part of headdress. Female coffin, probably. Gessoed surface intact and painted. Scarab beetle above forehead on painted feathered headdress. Ca. 2nd century.
From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Woman’s mummy board fragment 200 BC-100 AD (probable).
Record Last Modified
12 Jul 2017
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Donor Name
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Collector
Joseph Hirshhorn
Length
33cm
Width
21cm
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Place
Not Given, Egypt (not certain), Africa (not certain)
Accession Date
1992-Aug-28
Object Type
Mask
Accession Number
370312
USNM Number
A553069-0
Culture
Late Ptolemaic/Roman