Mummy mask of a woman

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, tomb 5202

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.5 x 9.4 cm (4 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1475

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage with ceramic core

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Mummy mask and fragments from a cartonnage mask belonging to a woman. The skin is painted yellow, the eyes and eyebrows are outlined in black, and the tripartite wig is striped with alternating red, blue, green and yellow.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, tomb 5202. 1912-1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition