Year: 1070-712 a.C.
Dimension: Higth 40 cm; Length 32,5 cm
Fragmentary, paint losses
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.