An Egyptian wood gesso-painted mummy mask Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C. The face painted in yellow with black details of the eyes and brows, wearing a striped wig, 16½in (42cm) high
Provenance: Collection of Reginald Berti Haselden (1881-1952), acquired in the first half of the 20th Century.
Captain Haselden was curator of manuscripts at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, circa 1928-38 and 'pioneered the application of modern technology to the study of manuscripts': R.L. Easton Jr and W. Noel, 'Infinite Possibilities: Ten Years of Study of the Archimedes Palimpsest', Proceeding of the American Philological Society, vol. 154, no. 1, March 2010, p.53.