Mummy Mask


From: Egypt

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number 53-20-1A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ptolemaic | Roman
Provenience Egypt
Period Ptolemaic Period | Roman Period
Date Made post 300 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Cartonnage
Technique Gilded | Painted
Iconography Woman

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 52.1 cm
Width 25.4 cm
Depth 30.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Helene Rubenstein, 1953

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