Mummy Portrait of a Man
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Wood, 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)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Mummy Portrait of a Man, ca. 120-130 C.E. Wood, 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_SL1.jpg)
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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.
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