Mummy mask

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period, reign of Trajan
A.D. 98–117


Dimensions

Height: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1016a-b

Medium or Technique

Gilded and painted plaster; eyes inlaid of stone with copper lids

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

This plaster face of a man was a component of a mummy case. It was gilded with black painted hair and inlaid eyes. The left ear was broken off but has been reattached. Some paint has flaked off the surface.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward P. Warren; 1903: purchased by the MFA from Edward P. Warren with the Bartlett Collection. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900