Beaded mummy masks such as this one were often added to the wraps of the facial area of the deceased in the embalming process, mostly for decorative or protective purposes. It is uncertain whether they represent the deceased or god Osiris since many of them are rendered in the same way. It is certain, however, that they depict a dead individual due to their blue-greenish colour normally reserved for depictions of the dead god Osiris on the walls of the tombs.
Beaded Egyptian Mummy Mask
An Egyptian re-strung beaded mummy mask, comprised mostly of dark green faience beads, surrounded by a yellow faience bead border. Detailing of the features have been created in black beads for the eyes and eyebrows and red beads for the nose mouth. A triangular fringe surrounds the entire face, made up of longer faience beads.
Period: Late Dynastic Period
Condition: Excellent. Re-strung beads.