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The wig of this cartonnage mask is painted in blue and gold stripes, bordered in red. The gilded collar has molded decoration. The sides and bottom of the mask are painted to represent a beadwork net of blue and green barrel beads joined by molded gold beads.


From El-Hiba. 1903: excavated by W.F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, late 1st century B.C. to early 1st century A.D.



Object Place for Label


Height x width: 46.5 x 32 cm (18 5/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded cartonnage


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks