Mummy Mask Fragment
Moulded plaster face once attached to a mummy mask or mummiform coffin of the 'rishi' type with unusual small face. Painted a dark reddish-brown with black and white eyes. Remnants of gilding and a blue-painted headband. The bright blue band of a false beard is clearly visible along the jawline. From tomb 220 at Deir Rifa. Compare with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 07.556 and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, E.16.1907, both from Deir Rifa.