7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK
Late Ptolemaic Period, Circa 1st Century B.C.
Decorated with polychrome over gesso, the gilt face with white eyes with black irises, brows and extending cosmetic lines, the tripartite wig surrounded by a fillet, a winged scarab pushing the solar-disk on the crown of the head, wearing a broad collar at the neck
14 in. (35.6 cm) high
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For similar examples see pl. 1-2, p. 2 in Grimm, Die römischen Mumienmasken aus Ägypten.
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