Ancient Egyptian Beaded Mummy Mask


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Object Description

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

Object History

Provenance: From Mariaud de Serres collection, Paris 1980-90s.

Object Condition

Condition: Fine, restrung with original faience beads. Some beads might display signs of ageing to the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:12.3 x centimeters

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+44 (0)208 364 4565
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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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