Funerary mask of a man

Unknown2nd century CE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

Such masks, which display conventional features, were originally attached to the coffin above the face of the deceased.

Credit: Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum


  • Title: Funerary mask of a man
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 2nd century CE
  • Location: Egypt
  • Type: Burial mask
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Painted plaster
  • Exhibition: Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Beningson Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 01/12/2009
  • Dimensions: H: 19.5 cm
  • Curator: Ben-Tor, Daphna

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