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Funerary Mask of a Woman

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Reigns of Amenhotep II–Thutmose IV
Date:
ca. 1427 B.C.–1390 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes; Probably from TT A 7
Medium:
Cartonnage, gesso, paint, gold, copper alloy, faience
Dimensions:
H. 38 cm (14 15/16 in.); W. 40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.); D. 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.8.68
Not on view
The full, elaborate wig with its ornamental fillet, the necklace of ball beads and pendant nefer signs, and the woman's facial features are similar to the sculpture and painting style of middle of Dynasty 18. The owner was probably the wife of an overseer of builders named Amenhotep, whose mask (30.8.69) is displayed in the same gallery.
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