About this object

Wooden face from an anthropoid coffin, coated with gesso and painted with orange/light pink colour for the skin, and black/dark blue for the eyes and brows. The surface is damaged in places, particularly around the chin.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 - 945 BC (Dynasty 21)
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Gesso
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Before 1917
  • Measurements
    160 mm x 150 mm x 85 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Brooklyn Museum inventory number 37.2037E
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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