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Pottery mask (or part of figurine?) of a female with hair parted in the center. The hair is curled and decorated with rosettes. The eyes and mouth open through to the back. There is a possible firing hole in the left side. Part of the right side is missing.


From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession date: November 17, 1902)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Abydos, Egypt


Height x width: 17.0 x 15.0 cm (6 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World