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Gilded Mummy Mask

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Linen or papyrus mixed with plaster, pigment, gold leaf
  • Possible Place Collected: Akhmim, Egypt
  • DATES 101–200 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in. (16.5 x 11 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.08.480.3_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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