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EW110

An Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask, Late Period c. 664 - 332 B.C.

The face carved with high cheekbones, prominent nose and eyebrows and painted with dark read pigment with black pupils and cosmetic lines around the eyes.  Part of a headdress above the brow, the top piece of a tripartite wig, with no remaining pigment on the smoothed wood.

Condition: Some age appropriate wear, loss to the nose of piece, crack from the brow down the right side of the face past the nose, visible pegs on the front in the wig and on either side of the mouth, empty peg holes on the back and with some modern writing by previous owners.  Otherwise intact with rich colored pigment remaining.  With museum quality custom mount, that is not displayed. 

Dimensions: height 10 inches (25.4 centimeters)

Provenance: ex. Harmer Rouke galleries, acquired in the mid 1970's (gallery sticker still attached on back), thereafter in a private San Francisco collection, California.

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