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Egyptian Gilded Face Mask

lot 0001
Estimate £5,000 - £7,000Sep 03
Lot 0001
Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC. A cartonnage polychrome female mummy mask, the face gilded to imitate the golden skin of the gods, the surrounding hair represented in a dark, smoky blue recalling lapis lazuli, lotus flower headdress with lappet wings. 300 grams, 36cm (14 1/4"). From a private UK collection, formed 1920-1930s.

Condition

Fine condition, professionally conserved and backed.

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