This ancient Egyptian mummy mask was made for a woman named Satdjehuty, who died sometime around 1500 BC. She was a high-ranking member of the court of the pharaoh Ahmose, and funerary objects from this time are rare. Masks like these were made from ‘cartonnage’ – layers of linen or papyrus covered with plaster – and placed over the linen-wrapped body. Their youthful features were not meant to be accurate likenesses of the deceased, but an idealised image for their existence in the afterlife.
Today, Sept. 10, is the FINAL day to see Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence!
We’ve been busy installing the final objects for our #Scythians exhibition, which opens this Thursday. These small plaques are examples of expert Scythian craftsmanship – they depict feline predators ..