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Mask of a woman with her hair in a small knot

Period:
Roman Period
Date:
A.D. 150 perhaps
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Plaster, paint, glass
Dimensions:
h. 17 cm (6 11/16 in); w. 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1900
Accession Number:
00.2.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 138
The style of the small bun on top of the head may date as early as a.d. 125-150. The eyes are inlaid with transparent glass, now degraded. Traces of loop earrings are visible.
Purchased from André Bircher in Cairo, 1900.

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