|Ancient Egypt and Archaeology Web Site|
Plaster, cartonnage, paint mummy mask of a woman with a jewelled garland. Possibly from Meir dated to 60-70 AD. She is lying on her bier and is wearing the long Egyptian style wig made of plant fibres, a deep red tunic with black stripes (clavi) and her jewellery includes a lunula (crescent pendant) and a snake bracelet. The back of her head is represented as resting on a decorated support. Directly beneath the top of her head is a gilded wreath with a scarab representing the sun at dawn (rebirth). Metropolitan Museum, New York.