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Funerary Mask of the Overseeer of Builders Amenhotep

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes
Medium:
Cartonnage, paint
Dimensions:
h. 50 cm (19 11/16 in); w. 42 cm (16 9/16 in); d. 45.7 cm (18 in)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.8.69
  • Description

    This mask was made for a man named Amenhotep who was an overseer of builders. Several small fragments of papyrus are stuck to the front surface of the mask. These come from a Book of the Dead papyrus that also belonged to Amenhotep. Two leaves of this papyrus (30.8.70a and 30.8.70b) are also displayed in gallery 117, as is the mask of a woman who was probably Amenhotep's wife (30.8.68).

  • Provenance

    Theodore M. Davis Collection, purchased in Luxor, 1890. Davis Collection bequeathed to the Museum, 1915; accessioned, 1930.

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