Even though a lot of people who talk about Ancient Egypt draw a line either at Alexander or at Cleopatra obviously Egyptian culture didn’t just vanish overnight when the Greeks or the Romans took over. This mummy mask dates to c.60 CE and is clearly of Ancient Egyptian culture.

It’s probably from Meir (based on stylistic assessment), and is made mostly from painted cartonnage. I particularly like that they’ve made the wig from plant fibres, so it looks like the real thing. And the jewellery is modelled from plaster, again looking like it’s real.

The decoration round the headpiece is pretty cool as well. The lower register of the bit facing us in this photo has (from L to R) the goddesses Seshat, Hathor and Tefnut and the god Anubis. The upper register has djed pillars and tyet knots, representing Osiris and Isis.

Roman Period Mummy Mask . Probably from Meir. Roman Period, c. 60-70 CE. Acc. No.: 19.2.6

It’s now in the Met Museum, acc. no.: 19.2.6

See it on my photo site: https://photos.talesfromthetwolands.org/picture.php?/885/ and go to the right to see more photos of the sides of the headpiece.

Jigsaw Puzzles:
easier: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0e0d15cbb4ab
harder: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0ef59793c2af

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