Wood Mummy Mask

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550-1292 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 17.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1459
Provenance: From the collection of family Goetz, USA, acquired prior to 1960. Thence with Tambaran Gallery in New York, as well as with Art for Eternity in New York. Last in a private collection in Florida. 2010 exhibited in the Sweeney Center in Santa Fe.
Condition: Unrestored, with some color spalling, otherwise excellently preserved.
Description: Exceptionally finely worked out wood mummy mask dating to the 18th dynasty. The realistically drawn features with high cheek bones, a straight nose and beautifully modelled chin. The lips are full and indicate the upper- and lower edges which are typical for the New Kingdom. The mask is painted with an ochre primer. Eyes, lids and brows are diligently applied in black. The light face color refers to a woman. At the top a tenon, where the wood wig was attached. At the bottom the rounded base of the neck. The exceedingly high-quality work on this mask is reminiscent of the Amarna period and may have been made shortly thereafter, possibly in the period from Tutankhamun to Horemheb. Mounted.