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Funerary mask of a woman

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Funerary mask made of plaster over linen, with some paint left on the hair, face and wreath. The elaborate hairstyle is characteristic of the Graeco-Roman period.

Provenance

By 1900: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (purchased in Middle Egypt); 1952: lent to the MFA by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1954: received by the MFA through exchange with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, mid-1st century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 24.5 x 17 cm (9 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.638

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Masks