Male Mummy Mask from the Tomb of Aline

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 September 2019
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This is a mummy mask of Aline's husband. His right hand grasps what appears to be a wreath or garland of rose petals. His arms are wrapped in a toga. The eyebrows are painted (not made of glass) while the eyeballs are made of white and black stones. The eyelashes were made of carefully cut bronze. He is bearded, and the facial expression and hand gestures reflect a humble appearance.

Stucco on canvas, gilded. From the tomb of Aline at Hawara, Faiyum, Egypt. Early Roman period of Egypt, c. 24 CE. It is on display at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany. The tomb of Aline was unearthed in 1892 CE by the German archaeologist Richard von Kaufmann (1850 - 1908 CE). A hewn stele carved with a Greek inscription mentions the name Aline as the owner of the tomb; the grave was named after this woman's name.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, September 07). Male Mummy Mask from the Tomb of Aline. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11145/male-mummy-mask-from-the-tomb-of-aline/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Male Mummy Mask from the Tomb of Aline." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 07, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11145/male-mummy-mask-from-the-tomb-of-aline/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Male Mummy Mask from the Tomb of Aline." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2019. Web. 05 Dec 2021.

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