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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1889,1018.1

  • Description

    Framed wooden panel with a painted portrait in tempera. The portrait is badly damaged, with more than half of the paint flaked and missing. What remains is part of the face and the shoulders of a woman dressed in a pink tunic and wearing pearl earrings. The morticed frame is in good condition, and still preserves the cord (of palm fibre) by which the portrait was suspended. A grooved channel at the front of the frame suggests it originally had a protective cover, now missing.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 50-70
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45.72 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Painting 85 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc10

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1997-1998 22 Oct-30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondazione Memmo, 'Ancient Faces'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1889

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1889,1018.1

Framed wooden panel with a painted portrait.

Framed wooden panel with a painted portrait.

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