13 June 2000
A LATE PERIOD LIMESTONE MASK FROM AN ANTHROPOID SARCOPHAGUS
dynasty xxvi-xxx, 664-343 b.c.
Represented with a corpulent visage, hieroglyphic eyes and cosmetic brows, the irises painted, the false beard attached beneath the protruding chin, wearing a wig and broad collar
19¾ in. (50.2 cm) high
British Rail Pension Fund
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For a similar mask see no. 139 in D'Auria, et al., Mummies and Magic. The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt.
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