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An egyptian sarcophagus mask

An egyptian sarcophagus mask


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Wood: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1326928

Please refer to our stock # 20141507 when inquiring.
J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art
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TITLE: Sarcophagus mask CULTURE: Ancient Egypt PERIOD: The end of the Third Intermediate Period Dynasty XXII c. 750 BC MATERIAL: wood, stucco and pigments. DIMENSIONS: Height 28.5 cm. REF: 20141507 PRICE: 6.500 euro PROVENANCE: Europe private collection. CONDITIONS: In good state of condition. With some polychromed faults. DESCRIPTION: A wooden polychrome mask from an Egyptian sarcophagus in an earth- red colour decorated solely with black markings for the eyes and the eyebrows. On the back and on both sides, we can see the dowels and holes through which was attached to the sarcophagus to be covered with stucco later and be completely polychrome. In mythological use the funerary mask was a basic part of the grave goods as it represented the face of the deceased. It had a sense similar to that of the statues of Ka or the reserve heads of the Old Kingdom. The idea was that if the mummy underwent any misadventure, the Ba of the dead, the spirit, that came out of the body each day to “live†in the Other World, would be able to recognize the body on returning.