An Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask, 21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.
Property from an English Private Collection
An Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask
21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.
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.
Height 24.5 cm.
In good condition, the wood with 4 vertically split cracks as visible in the illustration. Some pigment applied to the surface throughout with some areas of flaking, mainly on the outside of the proper right cheek and the outside of the proper left eye and above.
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