Framed Ancient Egyptian Faience Mummy Mask

GBP 445.00

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Object Description

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

Object Condition

Very fine condition

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:15 x H:20 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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