Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Funerary mask of a man
Egypt
2nd century CE
Painted plaster
H: 19.5 cm
Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 91.71.251
 
 
Such masks, which display conventional features, were originally attached to the coffin above the face of the deceased.


Exhibition:
Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Beningson Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 01/12/2009

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir