About this object

Cartonnage mask for placing over the head of a mummy. The style is typical of the type found on New Kingdom mummies at Deir el Medina. Previously part of the Wellcome Collection and glued to a mount. There are large patches of surface loss. Within the organics conservation department are a set of paint samples embedded in resin ready for analysis from previous work carried out in 1993/4 when flaking paint was consolidated but gaps were not infilled as it was not required for display at the time.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Cartonnage
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1922 before
  • Measurements
    200 mm x 280 mm
  • Related people
    Sotheby's (Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1928-11-12
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1928-11-12
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donated
  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1928-11-12
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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