Egyptian New Kingdom mud mummy maskE235
A mud mummy mask with delicately modelled features. The surface retains traces of linen and stucco and the core of the mud has preserved the straw used to strengthen the mask during the production process.
Egypt, late New Kingdom, end of 2nd Millennium BC
13.8 x 11.5 cms
Some losses as seen in the photographs, the mud is stabile and well-preserved
Ex. collection: Jytte Soelberg, Copenhagen, Denmark; acquired late 20th Century from an older collection.
The back is mounted with an early 20th Century iron suspension ring