Funerary portrait of a man

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
about A.D. 150


Dimensions

Height x width: 43.2 x 17.8 cm (17 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

93.1450

Medium or Technique

Encaustic on wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

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.

Provenance

Said to come from er-Rubayat in the Faiyum. Theodor Graf Collection, Vienna; 1893: purchased of Theodor Graf.

Credit Line

Everett Fund, Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation, and contribution