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Portrait mummy of a man

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Body of man with diagonally crossed wrappings forming a rhomboidal pattern. Panel portrait, rounded at the top, with portrait in encaustic depicting a young man with his face turned slightly to the left. He had dark, curly hair, thick brows, and a full, curly beard, and wears a white chiton and...

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From Hawara. Excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; awarded to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account. (Accession Date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, A.D. 150–175


Hawara, Egypt

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Height x width: 167 x 35 cm (65 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Encaustic (colored wax) on wood over linen and human remains


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings