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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.551
Title
Mummy Mask of a Man
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
early 3rd century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Egyptian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Painted plaster with glass-covered eyes
Technique
Handmade
Dimensions
35 cm h x 27 cm w x 27 cm d (13 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.)
Provenance
[Nicolas Koutoulakis, Paris, (by 1953)], sold; to Dr. Robert Waelder, Pennsylvania, (1953-1965), gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Robert Waelder
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.551
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Gunter Grimm, Die Romischen Mumienmasken aus Agypten (Wiesbaden, 1974), p. 86, pl 52, fig. 1

Asja Mueller, "Provenancing Roman Period Mummy Masks: Workshop Groups and Distribution Areas", Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference of Egyptologists, Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. (Oxford, 2015), p. 134, fig. 74

Exhibition History

Roman Gallery Installation (long-term), Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/16/1999 - 01/20/2008

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

32Q: 3740 Egyptian, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 11/20/2019

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

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