Mummy mask

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
50 B.C.–50 A.D.


Findspot: Egypt, Fayum

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 28 x 21.5cm (18 1/2 x 11 x 8 7/16in.)

Accession Number

02.827

Medium or Technique

Gilded and painted cartonnage

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Gilded cartonnage mask with stylized features. The heavy wig is painted blue in imitation of lapis lazuli, with a red fillet. The ends of the lappets are decorated with images of the funerary god Ptah-Sokar.

Provenance

From the Fayum. 1902: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription