Wood Mummy Mask

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Specimen Count
1
PROVENIENCE UNDOCUMENTED. IDENTIFICATION PROVIDED BY HMSG. PAINTED FACE AND HEADDRESS WITH HANDS AT TORSO. MOUNTED ONTO WOOD BASE BY TWO IRON BARS (BY COLLECTOR?).
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Fragment of a mummy board. This is the mask portion, cartonnage, painted, of a mummy board, a panel inside a coffin laid on top of the wrapped mummy. Closer to an actual mask than those from coffin lids. Probably Ptolemaic period, has scarab beetle on headdress over forehead. Fingers of the hands are missing - were separate pieces of wood.
Record Last Modified
24 Jun 2017
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Donor Name
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Collector
Joseph Hirshhorn
Length
65cm
Width
34cm
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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
A553162-0
Culture
Ptolemaic
(Not certain)