Mummy mask

Maschera di mummia
Funerary monument and ornaments
Ptolemaic period (late 1rst century B. C.)
Material and technique: 
Pressed, plastered and painted cloth
Inv. MB 22

Typical Egyptian production. It fit over the mummy’s head, reproducing the dead woman’s facial features. It is made of layers of linen, pressed and hardened with glue, then covered with plaster, gilded and painted. The abundant use of gold is a sign of the dead woman’s high rank.

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