Mummy Mask

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Specimen Count
1
PROVENIENCE UNDOCUMENTED. IDENTIFICATION PROVIDED BY HMSG. LARGE MASK, PAINTED FACE, HEADDRESS, UPPER TORSO.
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Large painted wooden head from wooden coffin lid. Headdress complete, face has beard. Probably 25th or 26th Dynasty, but archaicized in style. Mask emulates Mid. Kingdom types. Eyeliner and eyebrows seem inlaid - glass? bronze? Uncertain.
From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Man’s coffin mask, 760-525 BC (probable).
Record Last Modified
12 Jul 2017
Accession Date
1992-Aug-28
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Accession Number
370312
USNM Number
A553189-0
Culture
Egyptian, Late Period
Donor Name
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Collector
Joseph Hirshhorn
Topic
Archaeology
Place
Not Given, Egypt (not certain), Africa (not certain)
Length
66cm
Width
40cm
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Object Type
Mask