A fine Ancient Egyptian mummy mask fashioned out of small faience beads of various colours. The masks were associated with funerary traditions and would have been placed over the face of the deceased at burial for both decorative and protective purposes. The mask depicts a stylised face, with large geometric features, such as a yellow triangular nose, long black linear brows, a small round mouth, and trapezoid eyes, and the skin is rendered in green beads to evoke the state of its wearer. The mask has been mounted on a sheet of papyrus.
The mask itself is 10.3cm length, 10.8cm width.
Date: Circa 664-332 BCE
Period: Late Dynastic Period