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Plaster coffin fragments: E.GA.3006.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Plaster coffin fragments




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.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 20 cm
Height: 29 cm
Width: 14 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)


100 - 150

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Techniques used in production

Mould made

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.3006.1943
Primary reference Number: 57436
Oldadmincategory: M
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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