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Cartonnage: E.GA.290.1949

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Current Location: In storage

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Partly gilded cartonnage mask featuring a striped close-fitting shoulder-length wig, carbon black painted eyebrows, black eye outlines and pupils. Underneath the gilding is a thick white calcite preparation layer. The yellow stripes on the wig are orpiment. It may have been intended that blue stripes would alternate with the orpiment yellow.

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm
Thickness: 3.1 cm
Width: 15 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1949) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)

Dating

26th Dynasty
Late Period
-0380 - 30

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Accession number: E.GA.290.1949
Primary reference Number: 61988
Oldadmincategory: M
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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