Issue 2, 2019

S. V. Ivanov

'Faces' of Deir el-Banat

The author makes an overview of masks of Ptolemaic coffins coming from the southern necropolis of Deir el-Banat (Fayoum). Despite the fact that the necropolis was used for a relatively long period, the masks represent a homogenous collection, which can be divided into two groups — with painted decoration and without it. Both groups display variations in grade of material, level of detail and craftsmen skills. The style and pattern of decorated coffin masks generally correspond to ones of mummies’ cartonnage masks of the same time.

Fayoum, Deir el-Banat, Ptolemaic period, necropolis, rhomboid coffin, mask, art of Greco- Roman Egypt.

Original language — English.

DOI: 10.24411/2686-9276-2019-00015.

Referring: Ivanov S. V. 'Faces' of Deir el-Banat // Egypt and neighbouring countries 2 (2019): 31–39. DOI: 10.24411/2686-9276-2019-00015.

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