Fragment of a Gilded Mummy Mask

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Ptolemaic Period, 1st century B.C.
Material: Cartonnage
Dimensions: 27 cm high
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 1188
Provenance: Private collection Roger Vibault, Paris, acquired in the 1960s.
Condition: Gold leaves in some places stabilized.
Description: Fragment of a gilded mummy mask symbolizing with its abundant gold leaf decoration the golden flesh of the gods, that identically with the sun promises immortality. Face and ears in gold, the eyes white with black lines. Brows and iris also in black. The face framed by a red band, above the dark blue remains of the tripartite wig. Mounted. A fragment of beautiful quality.