Probably from a cartonnage mask, this piece with base in the shape of a deeply convex oval, the gold plating in 4 rows of 2 alternating designs; one resembling a row of solid beads separated by small granulated spacers, the other with a more decorative geometrical pattern of granulation and small beads.
Condition: The piece has been professionally rejoined, it is complete and in very good condition overall.
Dimensions: Length: 2 inches (5 cm)
Provenance: Emile Brugsch, assistant curator of the Bulaq Museum, 1894.
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