Egypt

Mummy mask - Cartonnage

Mummy mask - CartonnageMummy mask - CartonnageMummy mask - Cartonnage

Mummy mask.
Cartonnage. Height 23,2 cm. ALS00012789.
Ptolemaic Period, circa 300 B.C. Egypt.
Some repaints.

Large eyes, small smiling mouth, banded wig that sometimes let the ears appearing are the characteristics of the idealised face of the Ptolemaic mummy masks. The layers of rough linen are stuccoed, painted and usually covered with a thin gold leave, the colour of the god’s skin.

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€ 7 500 ,-