Large and Nice Terracotta Sarcophagus Mask
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Canaanite - Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, 1400 - 1200 BC.
Height 42 cm without stand. 48 cm H w/ stand.
Stand diplay included with the piece.
Good state, rejoined from two big pieces, the central part of the face it's some restoration.
Provenance: Private collection Joigny, France, 1980.
The anthropoid ceramic coffins of the Late Bronze Age Levant are a unique burial practice that is a synthesis of Egyptian and Near Eastern ideologies. The coffins date from the 14th to 10th centuries BCE and have been found at Deir el-Balah, Beth Shean, Lachish, Tell el-Far’ah, Sahab, and most recently in the Jezreel Valley in 2013. The coffins show Egyptian influence in the Ancient Near East and exhibit many Egyptian qualities in the depictions on the face masks on the lids. The lids can be separated into two artistic categories, the natural and grotesque, and the bodies are separated into type A, tapered from the shoulders, and type B, cylindrical. The graves contain wealthy funerary offerings from a variety of origins from Cyprus, Mycenae, Egypt, Phoenicia, and Canaan. The graves appear to be originally reserved for Egyptian officials and then later became a part of Canaanite and Philistine culture.
There are many similarities to Egyptian burials and iconography found in Near Eastern Clay Coffins. Coffins with face lids from Egypt’s poor have been dated to 18th and 19th Dynasties (ca. 1575-1200). Lotus flowers carved into head masks as a symbol of rebirth. The features of the face have visibly Egyptian, the slanting shape of the eyes, arched eyebrows, and representation of the hair and the wigs are the most notable. Roman coffins, from an later period then our Near Eastern coffins, are poor earthenware imitations. Both the Near Eastern coffins and those of the Roman’s are imitations of Egyptian style coffins with individual features being characteristic of the regions they were crafted.
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- Ancient Egyptian
- Big and Nice Canaanite Egyptian New Kingdom Terracotta Sarcophagus Mask. 42 cm Height.
- Century/ Timeframe
- New Kingdom, 1400 - 1200 BC.
- Good Condition, See Photo