Egyptian Art

WOODEN MUMMY MASK

Product Detail

Year: 1070-712 a.C.

Dimension: Higth 40 cm; Length 32,5 cm

Note:

Fragmentary, paint losses

Price: €0.00

Description:

Third Intermediate Period, XXI-XXIV Dinasty, 1070-712 B.C. A painted wooden mask, the face painted in red with the eyes and brows detailed in black. Fragmentary, paint losses.
Masks were a very important aspect of Ancient Egyptian burials. In common with the anthropoid coffin they provided the dead with a face in the afterlife. In addition they also enabled the spirit to recognize the body.
Cod. 176/2002

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