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Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712 to 300 BCE. This painted wooden sarcophagus mask displays quintessential Egyptian beauty - the huge, black outlined eyes, the smaller nose and mouth. It is an elegant and refined carved wooden mask with earthy red painted gesso giving the face flesh tones and black and white painted eyes. The mask was an essential part of the mummy, placed over the head to provide an idealized image of the deceased as they would be resurrected. Size: 5" W x 8.2" H (12.7 cm x 20.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private Swiss collection acquired before 1972

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#117895

Condition

Losses as shown, with approximately 50% of pigment remaining.

Starting Bid

$600.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Egyptian Wood & Painted Gesso Mummy Mask

Estimate $900 - $1,200Oct 27, 2016
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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