Mummy Mask of Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Linen, stucco, pigment
1st century B.C.E.
18 7/8 x 14 x 7 in. (48 x 35.5 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Mummy Mask of Woman, 1st century B.C.E. Linen, stucco, pigment, 18 7/8 x 14 x 7 in. (48 x 35.5 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 72.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.11_PS9.jpg)
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One linen and stucco mummy mask of a woman wearing a tripartite wig with forehead curls. Also wearing a diadem with W dt eye on front. Wig vertically striped in green and yellow. Lappets of wig decorated. Left, Isis kneeling, facing center: right: Nephthys kneeling, facing center. A broad collar is painted between the lappets and geometric designs fill remaining spaces below, and the right and left of the two lappets. The face and ears are white with eyes and brows indicated in green and black.
Colors: White, brown, yellow (discolored), green (discolored), orange, black.
Condition: Face intact. Crack on right ear. Top of mask intact. Entire back crushed in and most of paint and stucco gone. Lower left and right front bib bent. General overall flaking of the paint. Separate box with several pieces of stucco and paint. Front between lappets incrusted with sand and dirt.
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