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Roman moulded mask of a woman from a coffin

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An image of Mask of a woman. These faces formed the top section of a type of coffin that was popular in Roman Egypt. The facial features and hairstyles of the examples here seem individual. However, such masks were mass-produced by pouring plaster in moulds. Production Place: Egypt. Mould made, plaster, depth, 20, cm, height, 29, cm, width, 14, cm. Roman, 100-150 AD, reign of Hadrian.

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Mask of a woman. These faces formed the top section of a type of coffin that was popular in Roman Egypt. The facial features and hairstyles of the examples here seem individual. However, such masks were mass-produced by pouring plaster in moulds. Production Place: Egypt. Mould made, plaster, depth, 20, cm, height, 29, cm, width, 14, cm. Roman, 100-150 AD, reign of Hadrian.

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  • Accession Number: E.GA.3006.1943
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 133.68kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2010:07:28 06:04:52

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2nd Century antiquity coffin Egyptian faces female Fitz_ANT funerary head heads mask moulded mummy mummy coffin plaster Roman sculpture woman

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