MUMMY MASK; 369147

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Name/Title

MUMMY MASK

About this object

This mummy mask from the end of the Ptolemaic Period is in traditional style but of unusual manufacture. The face is covered with gold leaf, symbolising divine flesh and thereby eternity, and the eyes and eyebrows are painted in blue. The wig is also painted blue, and is decorated with a design of extended wings and with a bead collar. The lower part of the wig is decorated with indistinct divine figures (?). The decorated collar is made up of floral designs.

Place Notes

From Egypt

Subject and Association Description

Present location KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
Inventory number E.0519
Dating PTOLEMAIC PERIOD
Archaeological Site EL-HIBA
Category MASK
Material FLAX; PLASTER; GOLD
Technique WOVEN; PAINTED ON STUCCO; GOLD FOILED
Height 39 cm

Object number

369147

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