Mummy Portrait


From: Egypt | Fayum

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E16214
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Fayum
Locus El Rubiyat
Date Made 100 BCE-300 CE
Section Egyptian
Materials Linen | Pigment | Wax | Wood
Iconography Portrait

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).

Credit Line Purchased from Theodor Graf, 1894
Other Number 21-46-8 - Field No SF

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