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Title:

Mummy portrait of a woman

Category:

mummy trappings

Name:

mummy portrait

Date:

100 150

Period:

Middle Roman

Description:

mummy portrait of woman. The portrait is painted using the encaustic technique onto lime panels. This was an imported Mediterranean wood and was used for the majority of the Hawara portraits. This panel would have been placed over the face of a mummy.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Find Spot:

Hawara Faiyum Egypt

Material:

wood

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

height, 39, cm
width, 20, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1911; the British School of Archaeology in Egypt

Documentation:

Petrie, W.M.F.. Roman portraits and Memphis (4).
pl. v, 59 and pl. xxvi, no. 59

Accession:

Object Number: E.102.1911
(Antiquities)
(record id: 51330; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/51330





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