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The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Funerary Mask


FUNERARY MASK

FUNERARY MASK


Identity: Unknown
Material: Painted Linen
Period: Middle Kingdom
Reign: Unknown


Dimensions:
Height: 71 cm

"May you revive, may you revive forever; you are hereby rejuvenated for all time" this is the formula recited at the end of the embalming ritual in order to revitalize the mummified body which was covered with such masks from the end of the Old Kingdom onwards. This mask represents a young man with beard and mustache, and a long wig covering parts of the necklace. The body is missing and the owner is unknown.

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