Egyptian / Mummy Portrait / Roman Period, 2nd century A.D.Egyptian
Mummy Portrait
Roman Period, 2nd century A.D.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Active Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Mummy Portrait
Title Type: preferred
Title: Fayum Portrait
Title Type: alternate
View: Front view
Creation Start Date: 101
Creation End Date: 200
Creation Date: Roman Period, 2nd century A.D.
Creation Place: ...,Egypt,Upper Egypt (region),Al-Fayyum (governorate),Fayum
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Encaustic (wax and pigment) on wooden panel
Dimensions: H.: 36.8 cm (14-1/2 in.)W.: 22.6 cm (8-1/2 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.4798
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. Emily Crane Chadbourne
Subject Description: Sometimes painted and used during the lifetime of the individual, mummy portraits were fitted onto the mummified and wrapped remains of the dead in place of the idealized images used in earlier eras. The young man wears a golden leafy wreath, perhaps applied after death. These paintints are often called 'Fayum portraits' after the region where many were found.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.4798
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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