About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Deir Rifa
  • Date made
    1550 BC
  • Materials
    Plaster; Paint; Gold Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1907
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Deir Rifa
  • Date collected
    1907
  • Measurements
    70 mm x 60 mm x 30 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 07.556 and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, E.16.1907, both from Deir Rifa
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

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Events

  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt Excavations at Deir Rifa, 1907

    Start date: 1907-01-10
    End date: 1907-01-10
    Description: Excavation directed by Flinders Petrie for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. The museum gave financial sponsorship and in return received a share of the finds that were allowed to be exported by the Egyptian authorities. The committee of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt donated 21 objects that were accessioned on 4 April 1907, accession series 4.9.07.8-28. All but 1 of the pottery soul-houses survived the fire which destroyed the museum in 1941. The excavtions were published in Flinders Petrie, 'Gizeh and Rifeh' (London, 1907). For more information visit the Digital Egypt for Universities website: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/rifeh/index.html

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