Funerary mask of a woman
Roman Imperial Period
mid-1st century A.D.
Height x width: 24.5 x 17 cm (9 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Funerary mask made of plaster over linen, with some paint left on the hair, face and wreath. The elaborate hairstyle is characteristic of the Graeco-Roman period.
By 1900: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (purchased in Middle Egypt); 1952: lent to the MFA by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1954: received by the MFA through exchange with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange