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Funerary mask and crown
M.C. 2001-5
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The Kitan-Liao semi-nomadic tribes living on the septentrional border of the Chinese Empire used to cover the face of their dead with a funerary mask. Stylised at the beginning of the Liao Dynasty, these ornaments became more life-like and sumptuous in the 12th century.

History of the Object
Before being given to the museum, the two pieces were in a western private collection.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Gilded metal 
Measurements
The mask and the crown are two distinct pieces. 
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Inner Mongolia or Liaoning 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 12th century ~ AD 12th century 
Creation date
12th Century; 1st quarter; Liao Dynasty (916 - 1125) 
Function
The mask was used to cover the face of the dead. 
Acquisition
The mask and the crown were given to the Musée Cernuschi in 2001 by Mr. and Mrs. Yves Mahé in memory of Jacqueline Simon Mahé. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Musée Cernuschi, Musée des Arts de l'Asie de la Ville de Paris 
Museum
Musée Cernuschi 
Credit line
 

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