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Mummy mask and trappings of Princess Mernua

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Mask and trappings of Princess Mernua. Silver and electrum; restored by Wm. J. Young in 1953 and partly mounted on modern silver, the whole being mounted on paper-maché dummy. Silver sheet winged goddess above mask, silver mask, silver broad collar, silver winged scarab on chest surmounting...

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From Meroe: Beg. S., tomb 85 (tomb of Princess Mernua). 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, about 600 B.C.


Meroe Begarawiya S, Nubia, Sudan


Length: 172 cm (67 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, electrum


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings