Lot 31
  • 31

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

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • An Egyptian Polychrome and Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask
  • Cartonnage
  • Height 18 1/8 in. 46 cm.
wearing a broad collar and wig with headband knotted in back and Eye of Horus in relief in front, the stylized hair falling in linked spirals over the forehead, the gilt face with eyes and eyebrows painted black and white, the lappets decorated on the left with a seated figure of Nephthys and on the right with a seated figure of Isis, a diminutive figure of a woman wearing a diademed tripartite wig on the back; traces of bitumen.

Provenance

Galerie des Saints-Pères, 11 rue des Saints-Pères, Paris
Belgian private collection, aquired from the above on April 26th, 1980 

Catalogue Note

For related examples see G. Grimm, Die Römischen Mummienmasken aus Ägypten, Wiesbaden, 1974, color pl. A, and pl. 4, 4.
Close