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My initials are "Y"

My initial parts make a ditty sound

My first's first is once round

My second's middle is blue

My whole is blue, too

I'm in a pharaoh's gilded mask

Putting me there was no easy task

I ask you, who am I?

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You are:

Lapis lazuli

My initials are "Y"

LL in Spanish is pronounced 'Y' (e.g. as in 'me llamo Stiv') - thanks to Stiv in the comments

My initial parts make a ditty sound

"La" is a common refrain in a ditty, as in "tra la la"

My first's first is once round

A "lap" is once around a track - thanks again to Stiv

My second's middle is blue

"Azul" means blue

My whole is blue, too

The lapis lazuli stone is a striking blue color

I'm in a pharaoh's gilded mask Putting me there was no easy task

It was used as eyebrows in the funeral mask of Tutankhamun (per Wikipedia)

I ask you, who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice spot! The parts you're missing are rot13(YY va Fcnavfu vf cebabhaprq 'L' (r.t. nf va 'zr yynzb Fgvi') naq n ync vf bapr nebhaq n genpx) +1 :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Sep 17 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv - Good catches. I'll edit them in. $\endgroup$ – Pugmonkey Sep 18 at 1:06

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