Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus Mask
From an anthropoid coffin, the protruding terracotta face with protruding ears, headdress noticeable on the sides, opened mouth, short arms folded over the chest. Some earthen encrustation. The term ‘coffin’ is usually applied to the rectangular or anthropoid container in which the Egyptians placed the mummified body, whereas the word ‘sarcophagus’ (Greek: ‘flesh-eating’) is used to refer only to the stone outer container, invariably encasing one or more coffins. Mounted on a base. 18th Dynasty. Gaza.