• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED STUCCO MUMMY MASK OF A WOMAN

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED STUCCO MUMMY MASK OF A WOMAN
    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Her hair centrally parted and dressed in an elaborate coiled chignon on the top of her head, ringlet falling in front of each ear, wearing beaded hoop earrings, inlaid glass eyes and painted brows, mounted
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Swiss private collection, 1950s-1960s.