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Object information

Titles

  • Mummy portrait of a woman

Mummy portrait of woman. The portrait is painted using the encaustic technique onto lime panels. This was an imported Mediterranean wood and was used for the majority of the Hawara portraits. This panel would have been placed over the face of a mummy.

Named entities

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Given
  • Dates: 1911

Dating

Measurements and weight

  • 20
  • 39

Materials used in production

Associated department: Antiquities

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Friday 21 April 2017
  • Last processed: Tuesday 22 December 2020
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

How to cite this record

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Mummy portrait" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/51330 Accessed: 2021-01-18 04:45:34

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