Plaster face from a coffin or mummy case
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Buhen, Tomb H 36
Width (greatest) x Length: 7.5 x 8.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This mummy mask of plaster was originally a component of a coffin or mummy case. No color has preserved. Abrasion is evident around the eyes, and noticeable wear on the nose.
From Buhen, tomb H 36. 1909-1910: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1910-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)
MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange