Mummy Portrait of a Man
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Wood (Common cypress - Cupressus Sempervirens), encaustic, gold leaf
ca. 120-130 C.E.
17 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 1/16 in. (43.8 x 19.7 x 0.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1932, acquired by Dr. Howard Carter of London, United Kingdom; 1939 or 1940, purchased from the estate of Dr. Howard Carter by Spink and Son, London; 1940, purchased from Spink and Son by the Brooklyn Museum.
Fayum portrait of a man. Encaustic. Facing front, brown eyes, black hair and beard, white tunic. Gilt wreath painted above forehead. Gilt background.
Condition: Excellent. Short split at top center. Another larger one at right side. Remains of cartonnage at lower edges. Some paint missing from area around left ear. Excellent quality. Panel shows marked evidence of shrinking and crack is lengthened. Paint starting to chip.
Mummy Portrait of a Man, ca. 120-130 C.E. Wood (Common cypress - Cupressus Sempervirens), encaustic, gold leaf, 17 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 1/16 in. (43.8 x 19.7 x 0.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 40.386 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.386_edited_SL1.jpg)
overall, 40.386_edited_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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