Plaster mask of Nimaatra

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2194 B.C.

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


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


Medium or Technique

Gypsum plaster

On View

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


The Ancient World



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.


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