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Mummy portrait of a woman: E.102.1911

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Mummy portrait of a woman




Mummy portrait of woman. The portrait is painted using the encaustic technique onto lime panels. This was an imported Mediterranean wood and was used for the majority of the Hawara portraits. This panel would have been placed over the face of a mummy.

Measurements and weight

Height: 39 cm
Width: 20 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by British School of Archaeology in Egypt


Middle Roman
100 - 150

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.102.1911
Primary reference Number: 51330
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 April 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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