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Painted plaster cartonnage mask of  a woman. Roman period about AD 100-120. British Museum.

The face of this mask was made separately in a mould and subsequently attached to the headdress and torso.  The woman wears a yellow tunic. Her breasts have been left exposed and is wearing a collar, a winged scarab beetle and has a garland of rosebuds in her hair. She holds a sprig of leaves, perhaps Myrtle.  The style of the earrings, bracelet and finger rings suggest a date in the early 2nd century AD.

British Museum. 


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