Mummy mask

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C. to early 1st century A.D.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 46.5 x 32 cm (18 5/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1859

Medium or Technique

Gilded cartonnage

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

The wig of this cartonnage mask is painted in blue and gold stripes, bordered in red. The gilded collar has molded decoration. The sides and bottom of the mask are painted to represent a beadwork net of blue and green barrel beads joined by molded gold beads.

Provenance

From El-Hiba. 1903: excavated by W.F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription