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Funerary Mask - Ancient Egyptian Funerary Mask From 660-600 BC Custom Museum Display

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This custom museum display showcases an absolute masterpiece, an Authentic Funerary Mask dating from 660-600 BC, part of the 26th Dynasty. In Ancient Egypt, masks were primarily used for two purposes: as death masks and as ritual masks. Ancient Egyptians believed that it is very important to preserve a body of the dead because the soul has to have a place where to dwell after the death. Preservation of the dead body was done by mummification - a process that involved removing of the internal organs and placing it in canopic jars, wrapping body in linen and embalming. It was also considered very important for the soul to be able to recognize the body so it can return to it.

Death mask were made in the likeness of the deceased and from the different materials. Early masks were made from wood, in two pieces and connected with pegs. After that Egyptians used "cartonnage", a material made from papyrus or linen and soaked in plaster and then molded on a wooden mold. Royal death masks were made from precious metals, first of all - gold or gold leaves on bronze. One of the most famous funerary masks is the mask of the Tutankhamen. All death masks were made to resemble deceased but with a slightly enlarged eyes and a faint smile and also showed fashion of the moment with painted jewelry and makeup.

These death masks later evolved into a full body inner coffins in the human shape with same decorations and ornaments. This extremely rare specimen is in Wood and polychrome and its face is beautifully defined with incised mouth and large almond shaped eyes and faint ears. Its wearing a tripartite wig with a broad collar necklace and plaited divine beard.

Unique and one-of-a-kind, you'll receive the exact piece shown in the photos, protected under plexiglass in a custom museum display to keep it looking pristine, ensuring protection of your investment while allowing you to fully appreciate this piece of collectible ancient history. The customized descriptive metallic plaque, in addition to the detailed finishing add to the elegant and sophisticated, gallery-quality aesthetic. Complete with a certificate of authenticity, this crown jewel of any collection is an investment that will only get better with age.

Product details:

— Authentic and genuine Artifact
— Protected in a Removable Custom Museum Quality Plexiglass display
— Customized Descriptive Metallic Plaque
— Collector-Inspired attention to detail
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity


Shipping & Packaging info

Professional packaging for a safe delivery. Every element of the frame or display for your piece is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials, design and workmanship (plates, design, glass, matting, frame, assembly etc...) and we pay great attention to every presentation detail. Once your item is ready to be shipped you may rest assured that we go to great lengths to make sure that your package arrives safely, each item is wrapped with multiple layers of paper and or cardboard and bubble wrap, frames will have bubble wrap bumpers on every corner, displays will be attached to the base and will be wrapped with 1 inch thick bubble wrapping, ensuring the protection during shipping. 

Processing time:
2-4 weeks

Estimated delivery time:
Canada: 1-5 business days
United States: 1-9 business days
Asia: 6-12 business days
Europe: 5-10 business days
Australia: 7-14 business days