Mummy portrait of a woman wearing emerald jewellery

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    A mummy portrait of a woman (cropped version); Hawara, Fayum, Egypt, AD 100-120.

    This portrait was attached to an Egyptian-style mummy and appears to be a naturalistic depiction of the subject, thus perpetuating the memory of the woman's physical appearance. However, since the mummy has not survived, it is uncertain how naturalistic it was. This feature was a direct result of the Greco-Roman influence of the period.

    The mummy portrait, painted in encaustic on limewood, was excavated by Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) in 1888. The painting demonstrates a very sophisticated use of colour on a grey background; the drapery is painted in three tones of purple, with careful shading and highlighting, also used to form the tones of the face. The original wax was re-melted by Petrie; a thin layer of paraffin wax was added to conserve the surface.

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