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Mummy Mask

Object Number:53-20-1A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Period: Ptolemaic Period
Roman Period
Date Made: post 300 BC
Early Date: -300
Late Date: -250
Height: 52.1 cm
Width: 25.4 cm
Depth: 30.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Helene Rubenstein, 1953


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


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

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