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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
MEDIUM Linen, stucco, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 1st century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 18 7/8 x 14 x 7 in. (48 x 35.5 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 72.11
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 72.11_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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