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Egyptian Cartonnage Mummy Mask

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Jan van der Crabben
by National Museums Scotland
published on 21 January 2021
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Mask from a complete cartonnage consisting of mask and three breast pieces. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Abydos. Ancient Egyptian, dating to the Ptolemaic period, 323-30 BCE. The gold colouring reflects the ancient Egyptian belief that theĀ god's skin was made from that material. Other symbols of rebirth after death include the winged scarab beetle, shown on the top of the head.

Museum reference A.1912.157 C

Collection World Cultures

Object name Cartonnage mask

Date 323 - 30 BCE

Style / Culture Ptolemaic Period, Ancient Egyptian

Materials Cartonnage

Collection place Abydos, Upper Egypt, ANCIENT EGYPT

Discover more about Ancient Egypt on the National Museums Scotland website.

Photogrammetry by Thomas Flynn / Sketchfab for National Museums Scotland.

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