Mummy mask of a woman

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
A.D. 101–200


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 22.5 x 14.5 x 5.5 cm (8 7/8 x 5 11/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1995.685

Medium or Technique

Painted plaster with gold leaf

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

This mummy mask of plaster depicts the head of a woman with white face, black painted hair, eyes, lashes, and eyebrows, and pink lips. It has been given a patchy covering of rectangular gold leaf pieces (approximately 7) applied to white face. A pink ruffled wreath (justification shown on the deceased as a symbol of an afterlife reward) has been added to the top.

Provenance

1995: Purchased from Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers, New York. (Accession Date: September 20, 1995)

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund