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mummy-portrait

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA74715

  • Description

    Irregularly cut limewood panel bearing an encaustic portrait of a man with short hair; white mantle and tunic with a violet clavus; apex broken; vertical fissures.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 100-120
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40.1 centimetres
    • Width: 21.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published:
    S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 78 [49].

  • Bibliography

    • Walker & Bierbrier 1997 25 bibliographic details
    • Parlasca & Seeman 1999 p.127, no.31 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G62/17

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

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

  • Condition

    fair - apex broken; vertical fissures

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    31 October 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Check splits.

    Condition

    Slightly dirty

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned with cotton wool swabs moistened in distilled water containing 2% Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate). Decided to leave old repairs to splits in situ.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1994

  • Acquisition notes

    Portraits NG 2912-2915 were presented to the National Gallery in 1912 by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. See information from the NG on file [Nov 2005, NCS]. AES Archive 548.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA74715

  • Registration number

    1994,0521.13

  • Additional IDs

    • National Gallery 2913

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