2012/11/28

Gold Mask Mummy King Psusennes I

In this gold mask mummy cover Psusennes Prime appears with the royal headdress surmounted by the uraeus, or cobra. He wears a false beard braided.

The mask is made of two pieces of beaten gold, welded and assembled by five nails that can be seen from the rear.

Gold Mask Mummy King Psusennes I
Gold Mask Mummy King Psusennes I
 

The king wears the Nemes headdress Royal, usually linen, surmounted by the sacred uraeus, the cobra. The protection of the king against his enemies and the enemies of life and after death.

The king wears a false beard braided, which is the symbol of dignity. He also wears a necklace Usekh large incision with floral decorations. Incrustations of the eyelids and eyebrows and straps of the beard are glass paste. The eyes are made of black and white stones.