Funerary mask

1st century AD
Gold
H. 17.5 cm; W. 13 cm
Thaj, Tell al-Zayer
The ancient heritage of Arabia and its burial culture are presented in Room 4, based on the ‘Salt cities’ of Mada’in Salih/Hegra in the west, Najran in the south and Thaj in the east, including precious gold burial offerings for the hereafter.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Photos

Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia. 26 January - 9 April 2012, Pergamon Museum, Berlin. An exhibition of the Museum of Islamic Art in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.

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