Roman Imperial Period
50 B.C.–50 A.D.
Findspot: Egypt, Fayum
Overall: 47 x 28 x 21.5cm (18 1/2 x 11 x 8 7/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Gilded and painted cartonnage
Not On View
Gilded cartonnage mask with stylized features. The heavy wig is painted blue in imitation of lapis lazuli, with a red fillet. The ends of the lappets are decorated with images of the funerary god Ptah-Sokar.
From the Fayum. 1902: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription