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Mummy portrait

Museum number:
6-21378a
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
805 (field number)
Accession number:
Acc.54/56/63/107
Object count:
1
Description:
Mummy portrait with sketch on reverse. Obverse side: nearly effaced, finished encaustic female portrait; Reverse side: sketch of female subject in carbon ink with Greek instructions for artist.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Cemetery 7 or 8, Tebtunis, Faiyum region
Verbatim coll. place:
Tebtunis (Umm el Baragat)?; C.7 or 8 Cemetery VII or VIII
Culture or time period:
Nerva–Antonine Dynasty (96–192 AD)
Collector:
Arthur S. Hunt and Bernard P. Grenfell
Collection date:
1899-1900
Materials:
Encaustic paint (?), Ink, and Wood (plant material) (panel, identified by getty in 1996)
Taxon:
Ficus sycomorus
Object type:
archaeology
Production date:
mid 2nd century A.D.
Department:
Ancient Egypt
Dimensions:
depth 1.2 centimeters, width 24.3 centimeters, and length 35.2 centimeters
Loans:
S1995-1996 #15: The J. Paul Getty Museum (May 16, 1996–July 29, 1997), S1999-2000 #10: Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 13, 2000–May 11, 2000), S1999-2000 #4c: Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley) (September 23, 1999–December 10, 1999), S2004-2005 #6: Center for Tebtunis Papyri (UC Berkeley) (April 5, 2005–April 6, 2005), S2009-2010 #1: California State University, Bakersfield (September 14, 2009–November 16, 2009), S2016-2017 #5: Block Museum of Art (January 2, 2018–April 27, 2018), and S2018-2019 #8: Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley) (October 9, 2019–January 19, 2021)
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