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Funerary mask (?)

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In thin, hammered gold, head of a bearded warrior (?) with eyes and mouth closed, represented by slits. There are pairs of small holes all away around the edge, for fixing the mask to a cloth or similar inner covering. Cracks and breaks along lines of hair. Kushan?

Provenance

By date unknown: Dr. Maurice H. Shulman Collection; April 24,1964: loaned to MFA by Dr. Maurice H. Shulman as 49.64; gift of Dr. Maurice H. Shulman to MFA, October 13, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Maurice H. Shulman

Modern, A.D. 200–400?

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H.(max.): 0.20 m.

Accession Number

65.1310

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture