Hawara, Roman Period mummy masks and foot cases
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Gilded mummy masks and upper body covers. Such masks/covers, showing also the upper part of the body and the hands, are typical for Hawara. It has been argued that they were influenced by Roman busts (Parlasca 1967: 567). The dating of them remains a research problem. Grimm (Grimm 1974: 44-54) dates them to the first century AD from comparing the hair style with late Ptolemaic and Roman portraits. The datings are not certain: some specialists would date some of these finds to the Ptolemaic Period.
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