An Egyptian Mummy Bead Face Mask | Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

This is a restrung panel of small glazed composition beads in various colours, representing a mummy face mask with a false beard; mounted within a custom-made display stand. The blue beads make out the eyebrows, pupils and outlines of the eyes. The white beads show the eyes and teeth and there are different coloured beads to represent a necklace around the neck area.  In fine condition.
Date: Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC.
Size: 230 mm wide including stand / 576 grams total.

Provenance: Purchased in 2020 from a London auction house. From a private New York collection, acquired in 1985; formerly in the Burton Berry collection, since 1981.

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