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The Cover
October 28, 1998

Mummy Mask of a Noblewoman

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Edited by M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 1998;280(16):1384. doi:10.1001/jama.280.16.1384

Nearly three years ago THE JOURNAL celebrated the centennial anniversary of Roentgen's discovery of x-rays by featuring the x-ray image of a mummy from the collection of The Saint Louis Art Museum, that of the Theban priest known as Amen-Nestawy-Nakht (JAMA cover, September 20, 1995). Recently he was joined by another amazing object from ancient Egypt in the form of a young woman's funerary mask (cover ). Singly or together they provide remarkable opportunities for combining the resources of science and art to study human history.

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