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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Encaustic on wood
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 150 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 17 5/16 x 11 5/16 x 1/8 in. (44 x 28.7 x 0.3 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.226.18
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Panel painting on this wooden board, so-called Fayum painting, of a young woman with close-fitting black hair, pink skin, black eyebrows, dark brown eyes, red lips, gold earrings dressed in a white garment which is only summarily indicated. Strap over her right shoulder; background light blue-grey. Encaustic technique. Condition: Wooden panel warped and split length-wise in several places; paint missing in numerous spots baring wood underneath. Some deposit of brownish foreign matter (like drips of mud) on hair and face primarily.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Noblewoman, ca. 150 C.E. Encaustic on wood, 17 5/16 x 11 5/16 x 1/8 in. (44 x 28.7 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.18 (Photo: , 86.226.18_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 86.226.18_PS9.jpg., 2018
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