13 June 2000
A GILT CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK
roman period, circa 1st century b.c-1st century a.d.
Decorated with polychrome over gesso, the wig with side panels of the god Shu, with two panels of the four sons of Horus as pairs below, the elaborate headdress with a diadem of plastically-rendered uraei on the forehead, a painted winged sun-disk flanked by uraei and plastically-rendered gilt rosettes above, a painted lotus ring framing the crown of the head where a scarab pushes a sun-disk containing a ba-bird
13 in. (33 cm) high
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For a similar mask see nos. 7 and 8 in Walker and Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt.
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