A large and sensitively carved Egyptian wooden mummy mask

A large and sensitively carved Egyptian wooden mummy mask

Code: 2229

£1,500.00
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Description: A large sensitively carved and well-proportioned wooden mummy mask, covered in gesso, now much worn, the face painted brown, with the eyes and eye-brows delineated in black, with white, black and red striped wig. An area of the mid-face covering part of the nose and lips restored with modern wood, and some cracks and lacunae, but sound and a sensitive depiction with considerable presence.

Size: 316 mm/12.4 ins. high

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Late Period, c. 664-30 B.C.

Provenance: Ex Cheshire private collection, the collection assembled in the second half of the 20th Century.