Egyptian Wood Mask from a Sarcophagus

An extraordinary Egyptian wooden mummy mask, originally inserted into a mummy case of cartonnage.  This mask is a particularly fine example where only one socket is visible at the back, leaving the front of the face untouched. Such workmanship could only be secured by a very prominent individual.



3rd Intermediate Period, Dynasties XXI - XXV, ca. 1070 - 656 BC

ht: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) width: 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.)

Spanish private collection of Mr. B. A., prior to 1967. 

Spanish export license 2017/01539. British export license IPE/02191//17, 28 June 2017. 





BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

Antiquarium Ltd. with Salon 94; Frieze Masters, London (5-8 October 2017) (2017) 




Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI (New York, 2017) back cover, p. 1





Lacovara, Peter  & Betsy Teasley Trope (eds.); The realm of Osiris : mummies, coffins, and ancient Egyptian funerary art in the Michael C. Carlos Museum  (Atlanta, 2001) p.52, no.40

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