Wooden sarcophagus mask with polychrome painted face, headdress with lotus flower.
Painted in red-brown, white, green and black.
Size: 23 x 19,5 cm
Period: New kingdom, c, 1550 - 1070 B.C.
Provenance: Bought at Staatlicher Kunsthandel Berlin 1961, Collection Prof. Schrüder Germany.
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It was considered very important for the soul to be able to recognize the body so it can return to it.
For that reason they used death masks. Death mask were made in the likeness of the deceased and from the different materials.
Early masks were made from wood and connected with wooden pegs.