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Mummy Mask

Object Number:
53-20-1A
Current Location:
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Culture:
Ptolemaic
Roman
Provenience:
Egypt
Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Roman Period
Date Made:
post 300 BC
Early Date:
-300
Late Date:
-250
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Cartonnage
Technique:
Gilded
Painted
Iconography:
Woman
Description:
Mummy mask of gilded and painted cartonnage. Vertical stripes of dark blue paint and gilt define the mask's wig. The face is gilded and the eyes are elaborated with paint. The deceased is shown wearing a gilt collar decorated with raised decorations.
Height:
52.1cm
Width:
25.4cm
Depth:
30.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Helene Rubenstein

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1953 - 31 Dec 1953)
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Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 96
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[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 270-71/91
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