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mummy-portrait

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA74711

  • Description

    Limewood panel bearing portrait in encaustic and tempera of naked young man with curly hair.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 80-120
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 35.8 centimetres
    • Width: 20.75 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.15 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published:
    S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 76 [48].

  • Bibliography

    • Walker & Bierbrier 1997 24 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G62/17

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1997 15 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondazione Memmo, Ancient Faces

  • Condition

    good

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    24 June 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Clean, relay flakes, check splits.

    Condition

    Surface slightly dirty, and paint flaking from surface.

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned by brushing with a soft brush. paint flakes re-attached to sub-strate with Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) in distilled water.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1994

  • Acquisition notes

    Portraits NG 1267-1270 were purchased by the National Gallery in 1888 from Petrie for a total of 95l. See information from the NG on file [Nov 2005, NCS]. AES Archive 548.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA74711

  • Registration number

    1994,0521.9

  • Additional IDs

    • National Gallery 1268

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