Cartonnage Burial Mask


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Cartonnage Burial Mask   (1991.17.0001)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Funerary Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Ptolemaic, 1st century BCE
Culture Egyptian
Location On Exhibitin the Egypt exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 40.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 27.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 22.0 cm
Weight 827 g
Measuring Remarks Weight includes modern cloth padding (not attached).
Materials Textile--Linen, Plant--Flax, Plant--Fiber, Plant--Wood, Plaster, Pigment--Paint
Manufacturing Processes Weaving, Gilding, Painting, Carved
Munsell Color Information Dark Grayish Blue (2.5 B 2/2) -ns Pale Orange Yellow ( 10 YR 8.5/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

"Textiles loom large among array of new gifts," Heritage (March 1992): 6.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Harlan J. and Pamela Berk
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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