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11251 Side

Side View - Mummy mask for a woman, with a flat plaster chest area and raised head, to be placed on top of a wrapped mummy. The chest area shows a white garment that drapes over the woman's breasts; two reddish-pink stripes (called 'clavi' in Latin) were a common decorative feature. The woman also wears a dark, fringed piece of cloth, draped around her neck; weaver's marks on each side of this cloth are shown as white stripes bent in a right angle and notched at the ends. The woman's hair is painted black and drawn up into a rolled bun at the top of her head, with wispy curls depicted along the hairline. From Roman Egypt.

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Taken on August 10, 2011