Beard from a mummy mask or coffin

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 13A, debris

Dimensions

Length x width: 13 x 6.3 cm (5 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-427.5

Medium or Technique

Wood and pigment

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Beard from a mask, wood, stuccoed and painted blue. One large and two small holes for pegs in top; one small peg still in place.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 13, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition