Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask

Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask

An ancient Egyptian carved wooden mummy mask with the surface gessoed and painted, the flesh in ochre, the eyes in black and the wig in blue and yellow.

Late Dynastic Period,
Ca. 700 - 525 BC.
Height: 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm).

Egypt has always been poorly provided with large trees for timber. Consequently wood was a precious imported commodity. Cypress and cedar were among the types of wood imported from Syria and Asia Minor. The most prized indigenous wood was that of the Sycamore. The finest woods were highly sought after for mummy portraits and coffins.

Published: T. Hackens & R. Winkes, eds., Love for Antiquity: Selections from the Joukowsky Collection, Louvian-la-Neuve, (1985), no. 54.

Exhibited: Providence, R.I., List Art Center, Brown University, Love for Antiquity: Selections from the Joukowsky Collection, October 12 - November 8, 1985.

Formerly in the collection of Artemis A. W. Joukowsky (1930-2020) and Dr. Martha Sharp Joukowsky (1936-2022), Providence, Rhode Island.

Inv#: 9063

$4,500



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