Funerary mask of a woman

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
mid-1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 24.5 x 17 cm (9 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.638

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Funerary mask made of plaster over linen, with some paint left on the hair, face and wreath. The elaborate hairstyle is characteristic of the Graeco-Roman period.

Provenance

By 1900: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (purchased in Middle Egypt); 1952: lent to the MFA by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1954: received by the MFA through exchange with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange