Mummy mask

Description
This Egyptian mummy mask was made in the Greek or Roman periods and was placed over the body inside the coffin. It is made from a mixture of plaster and linen known as cartonnage, decorated with gold leaf.
Accession Loan No.
72/1924/2
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
mummy mask
Simple Name
cartonnage mask
Full Name
cartonnage mask of a mummy
Dimensions
whole W 200 mm; whole height 320 mm; whole depth 200 mm
Cultural Group
Greco-Egyptian; Romano-Egyptian
Period Classification
Ptolemaic Period - 332-30 BC; Roman Period - 30 BC-AD 384
Family Group

Material
wood; textile; plaster
Collector / Excavator
Schalch, Mrs
Collection Country
Egypt
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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