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Mask of an old woman

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Plaster mask of an old woman. It is from a mummy. Some paint remains on the lips, hair, broken ears, eyes and eyebrows. It was damaged in transit. The clean breaks were fitted together by Mr. Young. The surface is worn.

Provenance

Purchased from Federal Insurance Company. Originally offered by Dott. Antonio Agostini. Ex. Von Kppf Collection, see O. Marucchi in L Pollack Joseph V. Kopf. Als Sammler, 1905, #270.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, about 2nd century A.D., A.D. 100–199

Dimensions

Height: 20cm (7 7/8in.)

Accession Number

58.1196

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture