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Accession_Number E.23.17
adlib_title Egyptian coffin mask
Shape Coffin mask
Shape_description
Material Wood
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Face comprises top third of piece, angular. Detail on face uses black pigment (beard. eyebrows and what may be hair). Face and clothing in light coloured pigment, green is used around the eyes, the upper body decoration consists of a large red band, a smaller black band of dashes, a blank band, a light blue band, another black dash band, a thick black band, another dash band, another thick red band, another dash band, another blank band, another thin dash band, and finally a thick band made of black tear shaped vertical stripes. There is also some black pigment on what appears to have represented the shoulders.
Inscriptions
Condition A large amount of skin coloured paint has chipped of, particularly around the bottom and edges of the object. The paint on the chest is quite well preserved. There is a large fragment missing from the right shoulder which also removes part of the lower right hand side of the pace. The nose and eye work has been removed or fallen off. A large amount of black paint has chipped of the top of the object. There is also a hole in top of the head and a large crack originating on the lefthand side of 'hair' and ending near the base of the face.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Middle Kingdom: 12 dynasty
Date 1991-1786
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Image
2002.98.0100.jpg
2002.98.0100.jpg
View from above of Egyptian coffin mask.
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2007.01.0072.jpg
2007.01.0072.jpg
View from above of Egyptian coffin mask.
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2007.99.0035.jpg
2007.99.0035.jpg
View from above of Egyptian coffin mask.
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2007.99.0036.jpg
2007.99.0036.jpg
View from above of Egyptian coffin mask.
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2007.99.0037.jpg
2007.99.0037.jpg
Close up view from above of Egyptian coffin mask's face.
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2007.99.0038.jpg
2007.99.0038.jpg
Rear view from above of Egyptian coffin mask.
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Beazley_DB
Height 39.5
Diameters 10.5 at base, 12.8 at head.
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Location Egypt
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 21.08.2002; 09.01.2006
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