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Plaster coffin fragments


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Title/s

Plaster coffin fragments

Category

mummy trappings

Name

mummy mask

Description

mask, female. These faces formed the top section of a type of coffin that was popular in Roman Egypt. The facial features and hairstyles of the examples here seem individual. However, such masks were mass produced by pouring plaster in moulds.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

height 21.25 cm
length 14.75 cm

Date

A.D. 100 — A.D. 150

Provenance

bequeathed: Gayer-Anderson, Major R.G. 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

plaster

Accession Number

E.GA.3009.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 57439; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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