Golden Mummies : Mask

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Plaster efficy of a woman, with moulded chest area and raised head, to be placed on top of a wrapped mummified body. The chest area shows a white garment that drapes over the woman's breasts; two reddish-pink stripes (called 'clavi' in Latin) were a common decorative feature. The woman also wears a dark, fringed piece of cloth, draped around her neck; weaver's marks on each side of this cloth are shown as white stripes bent in a right angle and notched at the ends. The woman's hair is painted black and drawn up into a rolled bun at the top of her head, with wispy curls depicted along the hairline. Her face and neck are painted yellowish-tan, with the paint worn away in some places; her eyes and eyebrows are painted black.</p>

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