RARE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD Mummy Mask Coffin. A very important part of the outer trappings of a mummy was a mask, placed over the head to provide an idealized image of the deceased as a resurrected being. These masks were frequently fashioned from cartonnage, a cheap and lightweight material made from layers of linen stiffened with glue and plaster.The mask played a crucial symbolic role, for it signified the elevation of the dead person to a higher plane of existence in the afterlife. He or she was believed to attain a status of equality with the gods, and this association was conveyed in particular through the symbolic use of color and precious materials. This mask exemplifies all the classic features of such funerary trappings. The face, collar and wig are extensively covered with gold leaf, and the wide-open eyes convey a sense of vitality and alertness appropriate to one who has entered upon a new life.
It is, however, a purely idealized image and is in no sense a true likeness of the deceased. We always strive to have all the elements of all shapes until you always find what you want inside the store so we collect them carefully from several places and collect the special Antique pieces. Please visit the store continuously, you will find everything new and everything you seek to acquire.The date represent date of birth or date of rule or date of start appearance and the items made antique style with good condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles".
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