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Traditional Egyptian funerary practices continued well into Roman times, when cartonnage mummy masks were made to fit over the head of the wrapped mummy. They belong to the same tradition as mummy masks from the Middle Kingdom. This face, modeled in plaster, is bland and idealized, and...

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Provenance

By 1993: with Lucien Viola, L'Ibis Gallery, NY; 1993: purchased by the MFA from Lucien Viola.

Credit Line

Gift of Lucien Viola, Horace L. and Florence E. Mayer Fund, Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Marilyn M. Simpson Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, and William Stevenson Smith Fund

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, A.D. 1–50

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Dimensions

Height: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.555.1

Medium or Technique

Painted and gilded cartonnage, inlaid glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Masks