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Mummy Portrait

Object Number:E16214
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: El Rubiyat
Date Made: 100 BCE-300 CE
Early Date: -100
Late Date: 300
Credit Line:Purchased from Theodor Graf, 1894
Other Number:21-46-8 - Field No SF


Encaustic portrait on wood of a full featured, elegantly dressed 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:

Mummy Room ( Jun 1972 - 1979) View Objects in Exhibition
Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980 - 15 Feb 2016) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 95, fig. 84View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fishman, Bernard, and O'Connor, David B., and Silverman, David P., and Fleming, Stuart J. 1980. The Egyptian Mummy, Secrets and Science.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 67View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 91, fig. 57View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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