Lid from a Sarcophagus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E.
XIX Dynasty-XX Dynasty
New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
24 x 17 x 8 1/2 in., 40 lb. (61 x 43.2 x 21.6 cm, 18.14kg) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Lid from a Sarcophagus, ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E. Terracotta, paint, 24 x 17 x 8 1/2 in., 40 lb. (61 x 43.2 x 21.6 cm, 18.14kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1518E. Creative Commons-BY
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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.
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