**Originally Listed At $450**
Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 21st to 25th Dynasty, ca. 1070 to 664 BCE. A beautiful hand-carved mummy mask, of a tapered triangular form with a hanging neck line. The attractive visage is symmetrically oriented, with almond-shaped eyes and elongated canthi, a slender nose, full lips, shallow nasolabial folds, and slender brows beneath a squat forehead. The top of the verso still retains a large dowel with a knob-form end for attaching additional components like a headdress or crown. Layers of faded orange, red, and brown pigment are still present on the face, and traces of blue-green pigment is visible just beneath the chin. This mask perhaps belonged to a petite woman or adolescent youth given the scale and delicate nature of this mask. Size: 4.7" W x 7.75" H (11.9 cm x 19.7 cm); 13.4" H (34 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Honolulu, Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Palmyra Heritage Gallery, New York, USA, 2000s
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Chips and abrasions to cheeks, forehead, neck line, peripheries, verso, and original pigmentation, with fading and darkening to pigment color commensurate with age, softening to some finer details, and several stable fissures. Nice earthen deposits and great traces of original pigment throughout.