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Mummy Portrait of a Woman from Fayum, Egypt
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Mummy Portrait of a Woman from Fayum, Egypt


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This portrait is on thick wood. The woman wears a necklace and earrings raised in plaster and gilded. There is cloth stuck to the sides and back.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/23/1966Treatmentexamined for condition; stabilized; examined for technical study; cleaned
10/01/1969Treatmentexamined for condition; repaired; mounted
Exhibitions
  • Coins and Costume in Late Antiquity. Dumbarton Oaks, Washington. 1993-1994.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as from Fayum]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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Period
ca. 130-300 (Roman Imperial)
Medium
encaustic on wood
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
32.4
Measurements
H: 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Geography
  • Antinoopolis (present-day Sheikh 'Ibada, Egypt) (?) (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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