<em>Mummy Portrait of a Man</em>, 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)

Mummy Portrait of a Man

Medium: Wood, encaustic, gold leaf

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 120-130 C.E.

Dimensions: 17 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 1/16 in. (43.8 x 19.7 x 0.2 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 40.386

Image: 40.386_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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