Paracas Ocucaje. <em>False Head for Burial Bundle or Mummy Mask</em>, 100 B.C.E. - 1 C.E. Cotton, pigments, 13 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 3 in. (34.3 x 18.4 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 41.428. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.428_PS6.jpg)

False Head for Burial Bundle or Mummy Mask

Artist:Paracas Ocucaje

Medium: Cotton, pigments

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:100 B.C.E. - 1 C.E.

Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 3 in. (34.3 x 18.4 x 7.6 cm) warp (woven part): 9 13/16 in. (25 cm) unwoven warps, more than: 11 13/16 in. (30 cm) weft: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)


Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 3MZP12, 14H

Accession Number: 41.428

Image: 41.428_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Mummy mask of woven cotton, filled with cotton padding, and painted with features of the Oculate Being, two felines, and three double-headed snakes. Size: adult. Probable wearer: likely male. Vertical cotton warp. Cotton weft. Plain weave, predominantly warp-faced. Pigments with binding medium, hand-drawn.

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