User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Plaster mask fragment

Mask for mummy, fragment of forehead area only, frontal bone region. The eyebrow and top of eye socket area is modeled on the exterior, the mask is broken at the middle of the eye area. The underside shows impressions of bandage and tying cord. Supra orbital ridge is not clearly defined. The...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Debris east of G6012. 1925 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 10 x 15 x thickest 1.5 cm (3 15/16 x 5 7/8 x 9/16 in.) Other: thinest 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2763

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Masks