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Plaster coffin fragments: E.GA.3009.1943

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Current Location: In storage


Plaster coffin fragments




Mask, female. 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

Height: 21.25 cm
Length: 14.75 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

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.3009.1943
Primary reference Number: 57439
Oldadmincategory: M
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 April 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

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

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