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Gilded cartonnage mask with stylized features. The heavy wig is painted blue in imitation of lapis lazuli, with a red fillet. The ends of the lappets are decorated with images of the funerary god Ptah-Sokar.


From the Fayum. 1902: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 50 B.C.–50 A.D.


Fayum, Egypt


Overall: 47 x 28 x 21.5cm (18 1/2 x 11 x 8 7/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded and painted cartonnage


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks