Lid from a Sarcophagus
Poorer people modeled mummy masks from clay. This clay mask is painted yellow to imitate gold, while the eyes are painted white with blue outlines to imitate inlay. The wealthy could afford gilded mummy masks.
- Medium: Terracotta, painted
- Possible Place Collected: Gebel Silsilis, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty-XX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom-Ramesside Period
- Dimensions: 25 x 16 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., 40 lb. (63.5 x 41.9 x 19.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.1518E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Lid from a Sarcophagus, ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E. Terracotta, painted, 25 x 16 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., 40 lb. (63.5 x 41.9 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1518E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Lid from a man’s terracotta ‘slipper coffin’, pierced around the edges for attachment. The face is strongly modelled, with prominent painted eyes and a small false beard. A tripartite wig surrounds the face.
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)