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mask of Tjay. This mask belonged to the steward Thay, it is composed of layers of linen and plaster forming an idealised face. This type of mask was placed directly over the wrapped head of the corpse.
At Beni Hasan in this period corpses were not fully mummified but simply wrapped in linen and plaster.
Beni Hasan Egypt
2055 B.C. 1985 B.C.