Roman Imperial Period
probably 1st century AD
Height x width: 19 x 16.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Gilded plaster mummy mask. The eyes are inlaid with travertine and painted glass, with pupils of obsidian, set into a copper framework, the edges of which are serrated to form the eyelashes. The hair, beard and mustache are indicated by carefully rendered spirals.
By 1977: with Jean Louis Domercq, Galerie du Sycomore, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean Louis Domercq May 11, 1977.
(Accession date: May 11, 1977)
Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund