Funerary portrait of a man
Roman Imperial Period
about A.D. 170
Findspot: Egypt, Faiyum, El-Rubayat
Height x width: 44 x 19 cm (17 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Encaustic (colored wax) on wood
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
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.
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)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription