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Mummy mask


Mummy-mask and shroud of painted and plastered cartonnage, depicting a man with beard and moustache, wearing a wreath, tunic and necklace and holding a jar in one hand : Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, probably Deir el-Bahari, Late Roman Period, 220-270 AD

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Mummy mask, Shroud

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


Roman Period

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian



Collection place(s)

Deir el-Bahari, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Excavator: Rhind, Alexander Henry, 1833 - 1863
Depicted: Anubis


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


Manley, B and Dodson, A., (2010) Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd.),

RIGGS, C 2000. “Roman Period Mummy Masks from Deir el-Bahri”, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 86: pp. 121-144

PARLASCA, K 1966. Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz),207 n.76, pl.52,1

WALKER S & M BIERBRIER 1997. Ancient Faces. Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt (London: British Museum Press).158[177]

RIGGS, C., 2005. The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt: Art, Identity and Funerary Religion (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 300

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