Mummy Head Cover, Roman Period

Mummy Head Cover, Roman Period, 1st century BCE
Cartonnage, gold leaf, pigment
46 x 30.5 x 26.7 cm (18 1/8 x 12 x 10 1/2 in.)
William M. Willner Fund, Art Institute of Chicaog #1910.220
Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry

(From info card)
"The sun disk on the forehead, flanked by cobras, is a reference to the association of the deceased with the sun god who is reborn each day."