From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb KV 51 ( "The Animal Tomb"), Davis/Ayrton excavations, 1906
h. 15 cm (5 7/8 in); w. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in)
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
Small masks like this one were sometimes placed over the mummified canopic bundles containing the four internal organs that were removed during mummification.
Theodore M. Davis excavations by Ayrton, 1906. Acquired by Davis in the division of finds. Theodore M. Davis Collection 1906-1915. Bequeathed to the Museum by Davis, 1915; accessioned, 1930.
Ex. Coll.: Theodore M. Davis
Winlock, Herbert E. 2010. "Materials Used at the Embalming of King Tutankhamun." In Tutankhamun's Funeral, edited by Herbert E. Winlock and Dorothea Arnold. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 42–43, figs. 40a–c.