Notes from Golden Boy’s Curator

Mask and Bead Shroud, Cairo Museum

Mask and Bead Shroud, Cairo Museum

Here is a spectacular example of a mask and beaded net covering belonging to a man called Hekaemsaf, who was the overseer of royal freight boats, found at Saqqara and dated to circa 530 BCE. The piece is from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo; however, since I could not find an image on their website, I got this one from MALEK, Jaromir, Egypt: 4000 years of art. Phaidon, 2003: 300. (This book is available at the Museum’s Art Library: N 5350 .M252 2003). Click image for enlargement.

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