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Mummy Mask

A work made of cartonnage, gold leaf, pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cartonnage, gold leaf, pigment.

Date:

Late Ptolemaic Period-early Roman Period, 1st century BCE

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

The sun disk on the forehead, flanked by cobras, is a reference to the association of the deceased with the sun god who is reborn each day.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Mummy Mask

Origin

Egypt

Date

100 BCE–1 BCE

Medium

Cartonnage, gold leaf, pigment

Dimensions

44.5 × 30.5 × 29.8 cm (17 1/2 × 12 × 11 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.220

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