Lot 30
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An Egyptian Polychrome and Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask, late Ptolemaic Period, circa 100-30 B.C.

Estimate
5,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Polychrome and Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask
  • cartonnage
  • Height 12 1/2 in. 31.3 cm.
wearing a tripartite wig and broad collar painted in black and touches of red on the white ground with numerous rows of foliate and other beads, the face with long black-painted eyebrows and cosmetic lines.

Provenance

acquired in Egypt between 1957 and 1961
American private collection, 1961-2015

Catalogue Note

Cf. Günter Grimm, Die römischen Mummienmasken aus Ägypten, Wiesbaden, 1974, pls. 1-4, for related examples.
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