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Mask of a woman with her hair in a small knot

Roman Period
A.D. 150 perhaps
From Egypt
Plaster, paint, glass
h. 17 cm (6 11/16 in); w. 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1900
Accession Number:
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.

Grimm, Günter 1974. Die Römischen Mumienmasken aus Ägypten. Wiesbaden: Steiner, p. 85n234.

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