Blue Beaded Mummy Mask with Funerary Face, Four Sons of Horus and Winged Scarab


Contact Dealer To Purchase

Object Description

A fine Egyptian mummy mask made of small faience beads, restrung in their original arrangement. Yellow, black, and red tones have been used to render a stylised human face with a neutral expression. The large trapezoid eyes, long thing eyebrows, broad nose and small mouth are arranged in a symmetrical manner. The mask is enriched by a tripartite panel under the chin of the mask, which display a beaded composition of a winged scarab, rendered in blue faience beads with yellow faience outlining the shape of the central scarab. Under the beaded scarab are the Four Sons of Horus; Imsety, Duamutef, Hapi, Qebehsenuef. It is very rare to have this enlarged group rather than just the face. Elongated faience beads in turquoise, frame the entire composition. Such masks would have been placed over the face of the deceased at their burial, as part of a larger burial shroud.

Date: Circa 664-332 BC
Period: Late Dynastic Period

Object Condition

Extremely fine, restrung.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:11.9 x H:21.5 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

View Map