Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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Encaustic on wood
ca. 150 C.E.
17 5/16 x 11 5/16 x 1/8 in. (44 x 28.7 x 0.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Noblewoman, ca. 150 C.E. Encaustic on wood, 17 5/16 x 11 5/16 x 1/8 in. (44 x 28.7 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.18 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.226.18_SL1.jpg)
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Panel painting on this wooden board, so-called Fayum painting, of a young woman with close-fitting black hair, pink skin, black eyebrows, dark brown eyes, red lips, gold earrings dressed in a white garment which is only summarily indicated. Strap over her right shoulder; background light blue-grey. Encaustic technique.
Condition: Wooden panel warped and split length-wise in several places; paint missing in numerous spots baring wood underneath. Some deposit of brownish foreign matter (like drips of mud) on hair and face primarily.
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