Detail View: The AMICA Library: Funerary Portrait of a Man

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1971.135
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Nationality: 
African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: 
Egypt, Roman Empire, early 2nd century AD
Title: 
Funerary Portrait of a Man
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
100-125
Creation Start Date: 
100
Creation End Date: 
125
Materials and Techniques: 
encaustic on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24.8cm x 19cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1971.135
Credit Line: 
John L. Severance Fund
Rights: 
Context: 
So-called mummy portraits were apparently painted during the owners' lives and hung in their homes. At the time of the owner's death, the portrait was taken down, cut from its frame, and trimmed to fit the deceased's mummy, to which it was bound. It was at that time also that the gilding on the center painting was added.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1971.135.tif