A fine Egyptian mummy mask made of small faience beads, restrung in their original arrangement. Green, dark blue, red and cream tones have been used to render in a highly stylised manner a human face with a neutral expression. The large trapezoid eyes, long thin eyebrows, broad nose and small mouth are arranged in a perfectly symmetrical manner. The mask would have been placed over the face of the deceased at their burial, in a similar manner to the better-known cartonnage mummy masks, mostly for decorative or protective purposes.
Date: Circa 664-332 BC
Period: Late Dynastic Period