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Sarcophagus Mask

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31658
Culture
: Egyptian
Period
: Late Ptolemaic – Early Roman Period, ca. 1st century B.C. – 1st century A.D.
Material
: Cartonnage, gesso, pigments, gold
Dimensions
: H: 44.5 cm (17.5 in)
Price
: POR
Provenance
:

Ex- French private collection, Paris;

Ex- American private collection, Houston, acquired from the above ca. 1979;

Sotheby’s, New York, 24 November 1987, lot 54.


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The mask represents a person wearing a long richly decorated wig painted with a checkerboard pattern of rosettes, lotus and papyrus flowers. It is surmounted by a winged scarab with gold sun-disk, and Re-Harakhti with wings spread beneath a field of stars. The broad gold collar is ornamented with Eyes of Horus, disks, lotus and papyrus festoons, rosettes, and beads. The face has long, finely-painted blue eyebrows and cosmetic lines modeled in relief.

Published

Sotheby’s, New York, 24 November 1987, lot 54.

Exhibited

Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, August 1-4 2019;

Salon Art + Design, Park Avenue Armory, New York, November 2019

Bibliography

GRIMM G., Die Römischen Mummienmasken aus Ägypten, Wiesbaden, 1974, pls. 1-4.

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