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a statue in the form of a square stone pillar surmounted by a bust or head, usually of Hermes, and used as a boundary marker in ancient Greece and for decorative purposes in later periods

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Funerary Mask of a Young Boy with Greek Features
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Funerary mask of a boy with Greek features, which is demonstrated in the hairstyle and the face. Dry climate in Middle and Upper Egypt helped to preserve a countless number of such masks and papyrus.

Many masks were found in good condition, in locations such as Hermopolis Magna (Tuna al Gabal) and Antinopolis (Al Sheikh Ibada). Only head and neck are illustrated in such masks. There were masks for the whole body, others for the upper part of the body, and for the hands and feet and so on. There were masks on laying mummies and others in vertical position.

Dimensions:  Diameter 8 cm

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Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

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Style:

Ptolemaic Period

Materials:

Pottery
Type Type

Type:

Mask
Map Map

Location: 

Tanta Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

2nd Century BC

Acquired: 

01 Jul 1986 AD
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