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While Egyptians of the Old Kingdom had attempted to add lifelike features to the outer wrappings of mummies, masks with idealized images of the deceased, designed to cover the head and shoulders of the mummy, were introduced during the First Intermediate Period. By the early Middle Kingdom they...

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Provenance

By 1987: with Nabil Anawati, Archaeologia Gallery, Montreal; purchased by the MFA from Nabil Anawati. (Accession Date: February 25, 1987)

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11 to early Dynasty 12, 2140–1926 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Height: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.54

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Masks