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Plaster mask fragment

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris east of G 6012

Dimensions

Other: 10 x 15 x thickest 1.5 cm (3 15/16 x 5 7/8 x 9/16 in.) Other: thinest 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2763

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Mask for mummy, fragment of forehead area only, frontal bone region. The eyebrow and top of eye socket area is modeled on the exterior, the mask is broken at the middle of the eye area. The underside shows impressions of bandage and tying cord. Supra orbital ridge is not clearly defined. The plaster varies in thickness, with thinest area near top of head and thickest area at eye socket.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Debris east of G6012. 1925 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition