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Painted wooden mummy portrait of Didyma: E.5.1981

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Painted wooden mummy portrait of Didyma






Female mummy portrait, painted. This portrait is painted in encaustic and tempera on sycamore wood. An inscription in Greek indicates that the owner of this portrait was a girl named 'Didyma' who was seven years of age when she died. The shape of the panel is typical of those from Antinoopolis.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.5 cm
Height: 34.8 cm
Width: 19.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1981) by Cook, Phyllis M.


180 CE - 200 CE

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Accession number: E.5.1981
Primary reference Number: 63185
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 1 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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