A gilded cartonnage face. The badly damaged label describes the object as Ptolemaic, and probably from Thebes, though the style suggests it is more likely to be Roman Period, first century AD (the hairstyle suggests around 40 AD onward). The woman is shown with wavy hair and long corkscrew curls. She is wearing large gold ball earrings and a necklace. The object was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1933. For parallels see: Brooklyn Museum 69.35.
Susan Walker et al., 'Gilded Masks from Hawara' in Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt.
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- A Finely-modelled Mask of a Woman, in heavily gilt cartonnage, life size, in glass case; the Hand of a Mummy from a tomb at Thebes, in glass case; also Three Painted Wood Hawks; and a Wood Figure of a Cat.
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