Mummy portrait of a woman
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.
Hawara Faiyum Egypt
height, 39, cm
width, 20, cm
given; 1911; British School of Archaeology in Egypt
Petrie, W.M.F.. Roman portraits and Memphis (4).
pl. v, 59 and pl. xxvi, no. 59
Object Number: E.102.1911
(record id: 51330; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2015-05-18)