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Boy with a Floral Garland in His Hair

Brooklyn Painter

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Wood (European linden, lime), Tempera
  • Reportedly From: Er-Rubiyat, Faiyum Region
  • DATES ca. 200-230 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 3/4 x 7 13/16 x 3/8 in. (29.9 x 19.8 x 0.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.848
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Brooklyn Painter (active Fayum, Egypt, A.D. 200-A.D.250). Boy with a Floral Garland in His Hair, ca. 200-230 C.E. Wood (European linden, lime), Tempera, 11 3/4 x 7 13/16 x 3/8 in. (29.9 x 19.8 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 41.848 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.848_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 41.848_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fayum portrait of a boy. Tempera on Cypress panel (Cupressus sempervirens). Face almost full front; floral wreath around head, necklace. Right hand held in front of body grasping cup. Left hand held upright grasping a garland (?) with tie strings. Painted border around entire painting. Condition: In general; good. Small spots of paint missing and some slightly loose.
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