folded rectangular bottomed brown paper bag cut and drawn to form a fact with a squared-off jawline and long striped black-and-white hair; round cut out eye holes rimmed in blue; white rectangular nose; red horizontal rectangles flanking white rectangle for mouth

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Untitled (Mask), 1959-1962

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Walk like an Egyptian! Steinberg relished child-like play. He made many masks from brown paper bags. This one seems familiar from Egyptian mummy cases (sarcophagi). It features a stylized version of the makeup and hairstyle worn by aristocratic women during the 21st dynasty (1077-943 BCE), older cousins to Mia’s Lady Tashat, on view in Gallery 250.

Details
Title
Untitled (Mask)
Artist Life
1914–1999
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.122.4
Provenance
The artist, New York; Saul Steinberg Foundation, New York; given to MIA, 2018
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folded rectangular bottomed brown paper bag cut and drawn to form a fact with a squared-off jawline and long striped black-and-white hair; round cut out eye holes rimmed in blue; white rectangular nose; red horizontal rectangles flanking white rectangle for mouth

© The Saul Steinberg Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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