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Funerary portrait of a man

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Mummy portrait on a wood panel depicting a bearded, middle-aged man. Set against a gray background, the man wears a white chiton and a gray mantle over his left shoulder.


From el-Rubayat in the Faiyum. 1902: excavated by W.F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, about A.D. 170

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Height x width: 44 x 19 cm (17 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Encaustic (colored wax) on wood


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks