Mummy Mask card

Mummy Mask


On display


Gilded cartonnage mummy mask in a fragmentary state but beautifully detailed. The face is gilded, as is some detail on the decoration, the facial features painted in black. On the crown of the head is a magnificent representation of the vulture goddess Nekhbet, her wings are outstretched and patterned. The body is detailed with a stippled pattern. There is a pattern of red and blue rosettes in a band across the back of the headdress. Circular auction sticker stuck to left part of wig annotated with pencil numbers 629/7. Conserved for display in 2017. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, old insect damage, very fragmentary, large areas of loss, loose frags., flaking and lifting dec., poorly supported with tissue and wadding, label adhered, cracked, surface dirt.