Friday, November 28, 2008

It's the Assumption

It's the assumption that the mask found by Mr. Ghoneim and referred to by him as Kanefernefer and the mask in the St. Louis art museum are one and the same.

Probably yes but I would like to point out that mummy masks are part of an artistic tradition and that more than likely the studio which created the mask made more similar or even identical masks.

From the male mummy masks of the Middle Kingdom to the heavily gilded Roman headpieces many museums contain similar masks to other museums and there may actually be two Kanefernefer's.

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