Golden Mummies : Mask

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Plaster effigy of a woman. Such plaster heads were attached to coffin lids or fixed directly onto the outer wrappings of mummified bodies, and show the deceased as if awakened. Like the painted ‘portraits’, they display different fashions in hairstyles and jewellery. These objects are typical of Greaco-Roman Period cemeteries in Middle Egypt, and were easily detached in order to be sold on the art market. This example was purchased by a German émigré called Max Emil Robinow.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>This example is unusually well-preserved and retains much of its original painted colour.</p>

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