Mask of Pharaoh Amenemope.

By Jacqueline Engel

His mask was part of the mummy-shaped coffin of gilded wood.

The round face of the king is surmounted by the uraeus, the royal cobra, which is attached to the forehead.

The cobra’s long sinuous body descends from the headdress and coils round itself before raising its head.

It is made of solid gold with inlays of red stone and blue turquoise.

The pupils, the eyebrows, and the outlines of the eyes are bronze.

21st dynasty, from Tanis

Egyptian Museum Caïro


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