Mask from a complete cartonnage consisting of mask and three breast pieces. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Abydos. Ancient Egyptian, dating to the Ptolemaic period, 323-30 BCE. The gold colouring reflects the ancient Egyptian belief that the god's skin was made from that material. Other symbols of rebirth after death include the winged scarab beetle, shown on the top of the head.
Museum reference A.1912.157 C
Collection World Cultures
Object name Cartonnage mask
Date 323 - 30 BCE
Style / Culture Ptolemaic Period, Ancient Egyptian
Collection place Abydos, Upper Egypt, ANCIENT EGYPT
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Photogrammetry by Thomas Flynn / Sketchfab for National Museums Scotland.
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Scotland, N. M. (2021, January 21). Egyptian Cartonnage Mummy Mask. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/518/egyptian-cartonnage-mummy-mask/
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