13 June 2000
A PAINTED WOOD FAYUM PORTRAIT OF A YOUTH
roman period, circa 110-130 a.d.
The youth in a three-quarter profile to the left, wearing a white tunic with violet clavus over his right shoulder, a mantle folded over his left shoulder, with traces of a gilt wreath of justification and a crown
12 in. (30.5 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 28 in Walker and Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt.
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