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An Egyptian Beaded Mummy Mask, Late - Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664 - 30 BCE

EW1803

Restrung in the original configuration from high-quality ancient beads of bright red, yellow, black, white, blue and green, this exquisite mask represents the face of the deceased and would have been attached to the wrappings of the mummy over the facial area. It depicts the deceased wearing the beard of Osiris, a symbol of their hope for everlasting life. 

Condition:  restrung and in excellent condition overall.  Custom framed.

Dimensions:  Mask width:  6" (15.2 cm)

Provenance:  Ex Leroy private collection, acquired from the English trade in the 1970's.


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