Funerary shroud and mask

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
4th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari,Thebes

Dimensions

Height: 93.5 cm (36 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1100

Medium or Technique

Linen and stucco

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription