Plaster Head from a Coffin-Cover

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 March 2016
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This is a painted plaster head from an Egyptian coffin-cover. The eyes were inlaid with glass. Behind the back of the head, there is a painted motif of a winged scarab and sun-disk. This portrait mask is for funerary use. From Egypt. 1st century CE. Unpublished. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 24). Plaster Head from a Coffin-Cover. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4772/plaster-head-from-a-coffin-cover/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plaster Head from a Coffin-Cover." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 24, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4772/plaster-head-from-a-coffin-cover/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plaster Head from a Coffin-Cover." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Mar 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.