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Plaster mask of Nimaatre

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Several fragments of a plaster mask have been reassembled to a nearly complete whole. The mask is from the mummy of an individual named Nimaatre, whose titles (not on the mask itself) identify him as the king's chief gardener. There is a crack in the plaster across the face, and the nose has...

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From Giza, Western Cemetery, G 2092+2093: pit G 2092 A, chamber. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: August 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2350–2194 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 22.2 x 17 x 20 cm (8 3/4 x 6 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gypsum plaster


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks