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funerary mask

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Title funerary mask
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Description Cartonnage funerary mask, designed to cover the head and shoulders of a mummified body.
The deceased is depicted wearing a tripartite wig and broad collar, gilded and painted in red, blue and black. The face appears to be of smaller proportions to the rest of the mask and is covered in gold foil. The eyes and eyebrows are painted in black and white paint.
There is evidence of a repair and a small section is missing on the lower front of the mask. A larger section at the back of the mask is missing, with the surface cracking in several places.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject tomb equipment, mummy trappings, mask, funerary
Measurements 32.1 x 47.6 x 26.4 cm
Relation References Dodson, A. 1998. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 1998, vol. 84, p. 93-99, pl. XIV,1-2
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Work Type mask



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