About this object

Two fagments of a painted cartonnage rishi style mummy mask. Both are very fragile and held together by paraffin wax. The largest fragmert is from the lower part of the rear of the mask found within tomb 287 (John Garstang, ‘The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt’. London (1907), pp. 174-176, fig. 183). It shows a multicoloured necklace counterpoise. The smallest part is from a different mask (or cartonnage case?) and shows the left claw and tail of a hawk. Smallest fragment dimensions: 284 x 149 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period; New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    1550 BC about
  • Materials
    Cartonnage
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1904
  • Measurements
    310 mm x 250 mm
  • Note
    Photographs sent to Dr Christine Lilyquist (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 15 August 2017.
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • 'Excavations at Beni Hasan (1902 - 1903 - 1904)', in Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Égypte volume 5, pp. 215-228

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Égypte
    Date: 1904
    Description: Brief account of John Garstang's fieldwork at Beni Hasan.

Ownership

Previous owners

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