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Carton with gilding. On the face of the mummies was placed a mask with the features of the dead, in an idealized way. Often, these masks received a gold leaf applique, so as to resemble the gods, who, according to the ancient Egyptians, had gold skin.

Details

  • Title: Golden mask
  • Physical Dimensions: h28 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Egito
  • Sala de Exposição: Egito Antigo
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Egito Antigo.
  • Data de Origem/Produção: Período Ptolomaico, 304 a.C.
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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