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Funerary Face Cover

500 B.C.–A.D. 200

Gold, cast

Nose and eye cover: 8.67 × 10.22 cm, 3.125 g, 0.013 cm (3 7/16 × 4 in., 3.125 g)
Mouth cover: 1.67 × 6.63 cm, 1.313 g, 0.02 cm (11/16 × 2 5/8 in., 1.313 g)
Gift of Valerie and Hunter Thompson
2008.21.64a-b
Geography: 
Made in Java, Indonesia
Culture: 
Java
Period: 
Preclassic Period (ca. 500 B.C.E.–500 C.E.)
Classification: 
Ritual Objects
Provenance: 

The Hunter Thompson Collection of Ancient Javanese Gold, Toronto, to 2008; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

John Miksic, Old Javanese Gold: The Hunter Thompson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 93, fig. 1.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.