13 June 2000
A PAINTED WOOD FAYUM PORTRAIT OF A MAN
roman period, circa 80-140 a.d.
Painted on a wooden panel in the encaustic technique, the panel itself dressed in antiquity in order to accommodate it to the mummy, the portrait that of a moustached and bearded man with short curly hair, the head strongly turned to one side, the eyes looking directly forward, depicted wearing a white chiton with red clavi, over which is worn a mantle
15¼ in. (38.8 cm) high
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Parlasca and Seeman, Mumienporträts und Ägyptische Grabkunst aus Römischer Zeit, no. 142.
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