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Cartonnage: E.GA.290.1949

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Description

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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Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Late Period
-0380 - 30

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.290.1949
Primary reference Number: 61988
Oldadmincategory: M
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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