Beaded Egyptian Mummy Mask

GBP 295.00

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Object Description

An Egyptian re-strung beaded mummy mask, comprised mostly of dark green faience beads, surrounded by a yellow faience bead border. Detailing of the features have been created in black beads for the eyes and eyebrows and red beads for the nose mouth. A triangular fringe surrounds the entire face, made up of longer faience beads.

Beaded mummy masks such as this one were often added to the wraps of the facial area of the deceased in the embalming process, mostly for decorative or protective purposes. It is uncertain whether they represent the deceased or god Osiris since many of them are rendered in the same way. It is certain, however, that they depict a dead individual due to their blue-greenish colour normally reserved for depictions of the dead god Osiris on the walls of the tombs.

Date: 715-332 BC
Period: Late Dynastic Period

Object Condition

Condition: Excellent. Re-strung beads.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:12.2 x centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

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