Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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.

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

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