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Mummy portrait

Museum number:
5-2327
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21050002327
Alternate number:
46 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.147
Object count:
1
Description:
Mummy portrait; female; black hair centrally parted with small ringlets across forehead; gold chain around neck with central medallion; earrings of gold and pearls; red robe with black shoulder stripes; distemper on chalk ground.
Donor:
Alfred Emerson
Collection place:
Faiyum, Faiyum region, Lower Egypt
Verbatim coll. place:
Kerke; Faiyum
Collector:
Alfred Emerson
Collection date:
7/12/1900
Materials:
Paint (coating) (analyzed by joy mazurek, getty conservation institute, 2015) and Wood (plant material) (identified by caroline cartwright, british museum, 2016)
Taxon:
Ficus sycomorus
Object type:
archaeology
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 5 - Africa (except the Hearst Reisner Egyptian Collection)
Dimensions:
width 19 centimeters and height 35 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: Formerly 8-204. I11. Art of the Late Antique, Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Exhibit catalog, Dec. 18, 1968-Feb. 16, 1969 P1. X, described p. 49.
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