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 mask was placed over the head and shoulders of his mummy. It is made of a wooden frame and cartonnage, a material made of plaster and linen. The shape is similar to the upper portions of Khonsu's inner coffin (86.1.2a, b).Other objects in the collection that were discovered in the same tomb are numbered 86.1.1–86.1.29