Plaster mask of Nimaatra

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2194 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Western Cemetery, Tomb G 2092+2093: pit (shaft)G 2092 a A, chamber

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 22.2 x 17 x 20 cm (8 3/4 x 6 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.644

Medium or Technique

Gypsum plaster

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Several fragments of a plaster mask have been reassembled to a nearly complete whole. The mask is from the mummy of an individual named Nimaatre, whose titles (not on the mask itself) identify him as the king’s chief gardener. There is a crack in the plaster across the face, and the nose has been chipped away. The impression of linen wrappings is visible on the mask’s inside surface.

Provenance

From Giza, Western Cemetery, G 2092+2093: pit G 2092 A, chamber. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: August 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition