Mummy portrait of an elderly woman

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    A mummy portrait of an elderly woman; Roman Egypt, AD 300-325.

    The subject, painted in tempura on limewood, wears a light terracotta tunic and a mantle. The clavi are painted in black; the left clavus has been misunderstood and extends over the mantle. Also misunderstood are the shoulder seams of the tunic, which appear as rows of dots on the mantle. In her hair the woman wears a band of terracotta wool, matching the mantle. The straight hair, painted in black and white, is parted centrally and brushed around the face and towards the back of the head in casual fashion.

    This type of portrait appeared in Egypt in the first century AD, and remained popular for around 200 years. Stylistically related to the tradition of Greco-Roman painting, but created for a typically Egyptian purpose — placed over mummy wrappings to show what the deceased had looked like - these are startlingly realistic portraits of people who lived 2,000 years ago.

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