Mummy mask with many thick layers of linen, with a headdress with the Uraeus cobra symbol. In ancient Egypt, fine linen was used to wrap the head and neck of a mummy. Egyptian mummy masks had religious significance. Masks were intended to help the dead move from the mortal to the immortal world and to protect the physical body from harm. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (14" X 8 1/2" X 7").
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