Mummy Mask from Early Roman Egypt

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 September 2019
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Stucco on linen mummy mask of a woman dating to the early Roman period, beginning of the 1st century CE. The headdress, earrings, two necklaces, rings, and bracelets were prominently imitated. The black curly hair was imitated from dyed flax. She wears a Roman custom with a dark red chiton, on which dark-green and gold-studded bands (clavi) are depicted. From Meir, Asyut Governorate, Egypt. It is on display at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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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). Mummy Mask from Early Roman Egypt. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11144/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mummy Mask from Early Roman Egypt." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 07, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11144/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mummy Mask from Early Roman Egypt." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2019. Web. 25 Sep 2020.

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