Funerary shroud and mask
Roman Imperial Period
4th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari,Thebes
Height: 93.5 cm (36 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and stucco
Not On View
Funerary shroud made of painted stucco overlying coarse linen. The face is molded to produce a three-dimensional mask. The head is crowned with a wreath and the deceased holds a vessel and a funerary garland in his hands. Below the torso is a register containing a depiction of the funerary barque of Sokar, flanked by jackals.
From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari. 1897: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; 1897: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1897)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription