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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Round-topped limewood panel bearing encaustic portrait of woman wearing myrtle-wreath and gold jewellery(added in gold leaf).

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 100-120 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 37.4 centimetres
    • Width: 17 centimetres
    • Weight: 0.085 kilograms
  • Curator's comments

    S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 134 [98].
    Portraits: De l’Egypte Romaine, Paris 1998, pp.42-43 [6].

  • Bibliography

    • Walker & Bierbrier 1997 103 bibliographic details
    • Paris 1998 no. 6 bibliographic details
    • Parlasca & Seeman 1999 p.258, no.164 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
    2015-2016 4 Dec-27 Mar, Korea, Seoul Arts Centre, Human Image

  • Condition


  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • BS.5619a (Birch Slip Number)


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