Limewood portrait of a woman: the richly bejeweled woman in the panel portrait is portrayed with elegance and sophistication, with sweet, refined features. The necklace inset with precious stones and diadem; the jewellery-detail in added gold leaf.
- 160-170 (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Rubaiyat
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Rubaiyat)
- Height: 44.2 centimetres
- Width: 20 centimetres
S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, 'Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto' (London, 1997), p. 117 ;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 312-3.
1990 24 Mar-10 Jun, Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.52
1990 28 Jun-23 Sep, Australia, Melbourne, Museum of Victoria, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.52
1997 15 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondazione Memmo, Ancient Faces
good (some restoration)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA26226
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