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An egyptian funerary mask, roman period, 1st century A.D

An egyptian funerary mask, roman period, 1st century A.D


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1412526
galerie Cecile Kerner
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funeral mask roman period The clear skin, the head atop a crown (fragmentary) of flowers made of thin strips of plaster painted pink. The black-painted hair was arranged symmetrically into coiled and notched strands on the forehead and framing the face on either side by two long parotid strands, leaving the ears unobstructed. The face is oval, the chin round, the lips full sketch a slight smile. The eyes are black and look upwards. The eyebrows are highlighted by black paint and accented with "ear". The neck is marked with folds. The decoration of the plastron is composed of a symmetrical decoration composed of 5 horizontal registers. At eye level, udjat eyes are depicted. Below the crowned uraei of the solar disk. The last registers are decorated with a series of seated funeral geniuses. Each register framed by a twisted band of colors The plastron mask type will replace the classic mortuary mask by nesting the mummy's bust up to the waist. Many of these plastrons were discovered in Meir, Upper Egypt.50cm height without stand .i bought this piece 25 years ago it was a private piece now its time to pass it to someone else to enjoy the piece bought to stefan Grusenmeyer in the 90ties
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