Mummy mask from faience beads, Late Period

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A mummy mask from strung faience beads.
This type of glazed faience bead masks represented the goddess Hathor. The mask was attached to the wrappings of a mummy, over the facial area, to give it the resemblance of a human face.
Date: Late- to Ptolemaic Period, 5th to 1st century B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.2 cm
Condition: restrung

Provenance: Private collection in the UK, acquired before 1980
Estimate: € 300 – 500

For comparison:
Piotr Bienkowski – Angela Tooley, Gifts of The Nile. Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum (Liverpool, 1995) p. 68, pl. 103 (Liverpool Museum, inventory number 17.6.20.60)

Item condition: Very good

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