Egyptian Cartonnage mask
Lot 57
An Egyptian cartonnage mummy mask
Sold for £8,160 (US$ 13,325) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Egyptian cartonnage mummy mask
Roman Period, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D.
Polychrome painted on gesso, the elaborate tripartite wig intended to imitate lapis lazuli secured with a fillet of beads centred by an udjat eye amulet, each side of the wig decorated with a winged goddess, the back ornamented with a large djed pillar surmounted by a horned disc, the ends of the lappets with geometric decoration, the face coloured ochre with eyes and eyebrows outlined in blue, the collar of banded zig-zag, lotus blossom and rosette design, the sides at the front with beadwork net decoration, 15½in (40cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection, formed between 1953-1992.

    Literature:
    For a similar Roman period mummy mask with elaborate beaded wig, cf. S. D'Auria et al, Mummies and Magic, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1988, p.201, no.150.
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