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Mummy mask


Mummy-mask with a gilded face, painted wearing a blue wig with an eye of Horus on the brow and large scarab on top of the head, from a complete cartonnage consisting of mask and three breast pieces: Ancient Egyptian, Tomb E422, Abydos, Upper Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 200 - 30 BC

Museum reference

A.1912.157 C


World Culture

Object name

Mummy mask

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


Ptolemaic Period

Style / Culture

Ptolemaic Period, Ancient Egyptian


Cartonnage, Gold

Collection place(s)

Abydos, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Egypt Exploration Society
Excavator: Peet, Thomas Eric, 1882 - 1934


  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland


Peet, E.T. The Cemeteries of Abydos, Part II, pp. 24, 92, figs. 52-3, pls. 5.4-5, 38.14.

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