Egyptian Cartonnage Mask of a Young Male

 

15162. Egyptian Cartonnage Mask of a Young Male

Romano Egyptian Period, Circa 1st to 2nd Century AD.

Naturally proportioned handsome youthful male head with symmetric features, aquiline nose, sensual lips, and carefully arranged hair ringlets under a veil with a vignette of a protective winged scarab. Amazing original pink, black and white pigment remaining.
Condition: Intact mask section with some surface abrasions and losses to pigment and losses to lappets sides and behind section and minoir wear. Chips to the border. There is a 2 inch crack along cheek.

Size: 8-5/16 inches (21 cm) Height + custom mount.

Provenance: Ex New York Private Collection; acquired Art Market, New York, 1990s-2006

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