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Religious or ceremonial portraits (Egyptian Graeco-Roman and Nubian Meroitic era)

Painted plaster mask, Tuna El-Gabal, Severus Alexander (AD 222 - 235), 26 x 17 cm.

Painted plaster mask, Tuna El-Gabal, Severus Alexander (AD 222 - 235), 26 x 17 cm.

© Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels
Wooden mummy portrait of a bearded man, Roman Period (ca. AD 170 - 180), 40.5 x 20 cm.

Wooden mummy portrait of a bearded man, Roman Period (ca. AD 170 - 180), 40.5 x 20 cm.

© Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

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Material
Wood | Plaster | Precious stones
Type
Religious and ceremonial objects | Portrait
Details
Plaster funerary masks or painted wooden portraits, showing the head or the upper part of the body of the deceased with the hands placed on the chest. On the masks: jewels, crowns and garlands are employed as decorative motifs; eyes may be inlaid.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Egypt
Period
Egyptian Graeco-Roman and Nubian Meroitic era (332 BC – AD 395)