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Mummy mask of a woman

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This mummy mask of plaster depicts the head of a woman with white face, black painted hair, eyes, lashes, and eyebrows, and pink lips. It has been given a patchy covering of rectangular gold leaf pieces (approximately 7) applied to white face. A pink ruffled wreath (justification shown on the...

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1995: Purchased from Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers, New York, by the MFA with funds from the Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund. (Accession Date: September 20, 1995)

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, A.D. 101–200

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Height x width x depth: 22.5 x 14.5 x 5.5 cm (8 7/8 x 5 11/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted plaster with gold leaf


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks