Funerary portrait of a man
Roman Imperial Period
about A.D. 150
Height x width: 43.2 x 17.8 cm (17 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Encaustic on wood
Not On View
Finely painted head of a young man with up-turned eyes and short hair. The face is oval with a pointed chin and a faint beard over the upper lip and chin. The man wears a white garment with bright red shoulder-stripes.
Said to come from er-Rubayat in the Faiyum. Theodor Graf Collection, Vienna; 1893: purchased of Theodor Graf.
Everett Fund, Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation, and contribution