Gilded Face Mask

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 March 2016

This is virtually complete and intact gilded cartonnage head from an Egyptian mummy case; The face was depicted formally and was painted at top and sides with Egyptian deity figures. From Hawara, Egypt. Ptolemaic, 332-330 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).



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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