Gilded Mummy Mask
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Linen or papyrus mixed with plaster, pigment, gold leaf
Roman Period (probably)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Gilded Mummy Mask, 101-200 C.E. Linen or papyrus mixed with plaster, pigment, gold leaf, 6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in. (16.5 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.3_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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Small gilded mummy mask probably of a man (?) Eyes and eyebrows painted in black. Lips and ears molded. Fragmentary decorated band above forehead. Mask moulded on mud on straw base over fabric (?).
Condition: Only the face preserved. Badly cracked and chipped. One ear missing.
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