Lot 71
  • 71

AN EGYPTIAN WOOD MUMMY MASK, 21ST/22ND DYNASTY, 1075-716 B.C. | An Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask

20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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  • WOOD
  • Height 25 cm.
from an inner coffin, carved from a dense hardwood (ebony?), with finely carved outlined lips, straight nose, eyes formerly detailed with pigment, and finely arched eyebrows, a square mortise beneath the chin for insertion of a beard, two rectangular mortises in back for attachment.


Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 24th-25th, 1970, no. 127, illus.
John Green, New York, passed within the family
Paul Frank, New York, acquired from the above (Sotheby's, New York, June 4th, 2014, no. 47, illus.)

Catalogue Note

For a mask from the same period, the face painted black, compare Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, acc. no. 05.291 (http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/face-from-a-coffin-31).