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Mask of a woman with her hair rolled back at the forehead and temples

Roman Period
A.D. 150–200
From Egypt
Plaster, paint, glass
h. 20 cm (7 7/8 in); w. 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1900
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 138
This woman's hair is pulled back from her forehead in tight rolls. A fine braid covers the part and joins a large round bun that sits below the crown of her head. Her inlaid eyes are heightened with deep-blue glass rims. Traces indicate her flesh was originally peach-colored. She wears drop earrings.
Purchased from André Bircher in Cairo, 1900.

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