Funerary portrait of a man

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
about A.D. 170


Findspot: Egypt, Faiyum, El-Rubayat

Dimensions

Height x width: 44 x 19 cm (17 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

02.825

Medium or Technique

Encaustic (colored wax) on wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Mummy portrait on a wood panel depicting a bearded, middle-aged man. Set against a gray background, the man wears a white chiton and a gray mantle over his left shoulder.

Provenance

From el-Rubayat in the Faiyum. 1902: excavated by W.F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription