Egyptian Faience Mummy Mask

GBP 395.00

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Object Description

A very fine Ancient Egyptian beaded mummy mask composed of small, flattened disc-shaped faience beads of various shades. They have been restrung in their original arrangement and depict a highly stylised face, with a red triangular nose and bright, trapezoid eyes. The skin takes a green hue while the small mouth features red beads and the contours of the face are rendered in a vibrant yellow. This 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

Object History

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

Object Condition

Very Fine Condition

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:12.2 x H:10.3 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

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