Mummy Mask of Khonsu

Khonsu’s mask was placed over the head and shoulders of his mummy. It is made of a wooden frame and cartonnage, a material made of plaster and linen. The shape is similar to the upper portions of Khonsu’s inner coffin.


Object Details

Mummy Mask of Khonsu

New Kingdom, Ramesside

Dynasty 19, reign of Ramesses II

1279–1213 B.C.

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86

Painted wood and cartonnage

h. 48 cm (18.7/8 in)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art