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Mask of a young male

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This mummy mask of fine white clay (with frequent temper voids) depicts a male figure wearing a tightly curled wig comprised of applied as individually modelled strands that were painted black. The eyes are inlays of white and black glass. Traces of paint suggest a dark yellow to light brown...

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Provenance

Possibly from Tuna el Gebel. 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, Early Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–about A.D. 50

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 26 x 19.5 x 19.1 cm (10 1/4 x 7 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.1017

Medium or Technique

White clay; pigment; glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Masks