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Mummy mask of a woman

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Mummy mask and fragments from a cartonnage mask belonging to a woman. The skin is painted yellow, the eyes and eyebrows are outlined in black, and the tripartite wig is striped with alternating red, blue, green and yellow.


From Sheikh Farag, tomb 5202. 1912-1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Height x width: 11.5 x 9.4 cm (4 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cartonnage with ceramic core


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks