An egyptian mummy mask
Lot 260*
An Egyptian wood gesso-painted mummy mask
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,939) inc. premium
Auction Details
An Egyptian wood gesso-painted mummy mask
Lot Details
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

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  • 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.
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