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Mummy Portrait

Object Number:
E16214
Current Location:
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
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
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).
Other Number:
21-46-8   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Fleming, Stuart, et al. 1980. The Egyptian Mummy, Secrets and Science. : Page/Fig./Plate: 67
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