Portrait mummy of a man
Roman Imperial Period
Findspot: Egypt, Hawara
Height x width: 167 x 35 cm (65 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Encaustic (colored wax) on wood over linen and human remains
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Body of man with diagonally crossed wrappings forming a rhomboidal pattern. Panel portrait, rounded at the top, with portrait in encaustic depicting a young man with his face turned slightly to the left. He had dark, curly hair, thick brows, and a full, curly beard, and wears a white chiton and mantle. Fine preservation.
From Hawara. Excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; awarded to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.
(Accession Date: December 7, 1911)
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