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Full Screen Egyptian Mummy Bead Face Mask
 
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CIVILIZATION Egyptian
PERIOD Late Period
DATE 25th-30th Dynasty, 712-343 B.C.
MATERIAL Faience
MOUNTED No

Egyptian Mummy Bead Face Mask

Late Period, 25th-30th Dynasty, 712-343 B.C.

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Composed of turquoise, cream, black and red faience glazed composition beads, with white for the sclera, and green glazed cylinders for the attachment, to form a face.

In the Late Period it became the fashion for mummies to be adorned with a network of beads, attached to the wrappings of a mummy. The majority of these masks were influenced by the goddess Hathor for protective purposes.

Width: 5 7/10" (14.5cm); Length: 5 7/10" (14.5cm)
Provenance:

Swiss private collection, 1970s.
with Nomis Antiquities, 2008.
American Private collection, acquired from the above in 2013.

Condition:
Intact as shown, with remains of cylinder beads on the edges for attachment to the net. Overall a fine example.
Bibliography:

Florence, D. F,; Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience, p. 149, no. 164, illus, for a complete net with face mask.

For an attached and wrapped bead face mask, see The Global Egyptian Musuem, no. 17.6.20.60, link

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CATEGORY Egyptian
PERIOD Late Period
DATE 25th-30th Dynasty, 712-343 B.C.
MATERIAL
MOUNTED No
 
 
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