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Head of a mummy case

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This plaster face of a man was a component of a mummy case. It was gilded with black painted hair and inlaid eyes. The left ear was broken off but has been reattached. Some paint has flaked off the surface.


By 1903: with Edward P. Warren; 1903: purchased by the MFA from Edward P. Warren with the Bartlett Collection. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, reign of Trajan, A.D. 98–117


Height: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plaster and gilding


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks