Mummy Mask of Khonsu

Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside

Dynasty: Dynasty 19

Reign: reign of Ramesses II

Date: ca. 1279–1213 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86

Medium: Painted wood and cartonnage

Dimensions: h. 48 cm (18.7/8 in)

Credit Line: Funds from various donors, 1886

Accession Number: 86.1.4


Khonsu's funerary mask depicts him wearing an elaborate wig and a floral garland and broad collar. Both the mask and the outer coffin indicate that his ears were pierced, but he wears no earrings.