Mummy Mask

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Specimen Count
1
FULL HEAD PAINTED CLOTH MUMMY COVERING WITH BLUE PAINT, GOLD FACE AND BLUE AND RED BEARD. PROVENIENCE UNDOCUMENTED. IDENTIFICATION PROVIDED BY HMSG.
True mummy mask. Painted and gilded cartonnage. Excellent condition, headdress intact. Colors exceptionally clear and intense, but clearly authentic. Part of clearly old linen underpinning mask is visible. Gilded face in excellent condition. Late Ptolemaic. Could be early Roman?- note black dotted eyelashes above eye.
From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Man’s mummy mask, 200-30 BC.
Record Last Modified
12 Jul 2017
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Donor Name
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Collector
Joseph Hirshhorn
Length
29cm
Width
22cm
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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
A553190-0
Culture
Ptolemaic