University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E16214
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Fayum
Locus: El Rubiyat
Date Made: 100 BC-AD 300
Early Date: -100
Late Date: 300
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Linen
Pigment
Wax
Wood
Iconography:Portrait
Credit Line:Purchased from Theodor Graf, 1894
Other Number21-46-8 - Field No SF

Description

Encaustic portrait on wood of a full featured, elegantly dress and bejeweled matron, wearing a hairstyle of second century AD. Excellent preservation of the surface, revealing areas where each of the painter's tools were used: the brush for large color areas (background) and the paint knife for more detail (within the face and hair).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980 - 15 Feb 2016)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Fleming, Stuart, et al. 1980. The Egyptian Mummy, Secrets and Science. : Page/Fig./Plate: 67View Objects cited in this Publication

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