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: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 42–43, figs. 40a–c.