A beautiful Egyptian wood 'mummy' mask, Late Period, c. 664 - 332 BC, the facial portion from a sarcophagus lid, the features very nicely modeled with large almond-shaped eyes, angular nose and pursed lip, the central portion of the headdress remains retaining horizontal stripes with remnants of red, yellow and black paint; black paint also remaining in the eyes. 11 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in (30 x 24.8 cm). Well-preserved with attractive mottled surface deposits. Mounted on a custom base giving the piece much eye appeal. Ex collection of Captain Reginald Berti Haselden (1881 - 1952), who was the curator of Manuscripts at the Huntington Library of San Marino, California between 1928-1938. The mask comes with a carbon dating report by DirectAMS of Bothell, Washington.
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