Roman Period Painted plaster mask (head shaped) , male

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Cartonnage mask, Roman period (30BC-641AD)
Plaster
Field collection:Egypt

Donated by Sir James K Caird, Bart. 1914
Museum number 1914-204-38

Deep mask of white plaster lined with white linen. The face is a man with curly hair and a small beard. These are carved in the plaster and then painted black. The eyes are inlaid with glass, white with a black pupil, and surrounded by a strip of dark blue glass. The eyelashes and eyebrows are drawn in with fine strokes of black paint.

Roman Period Painted plaster mask (head shaped) , male
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