Mummy Portrait Of A Bearded Man
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1923.59
Title
Mummy Portrait of a Bearded Man
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 250 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Fayum (Egypt)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late
Culture
Egyptian
Location
Level 3, Room 3740, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Encaustic on linden wood
Technique
Painted
Dimensions
46 cm h x 20.2 cm w x 2 cm d (18 1/8 x 7 15/16 x 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA, (by 1923), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1923.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross
Accession Year
1923
Object Number
1923.59
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

Roman Gallery Installation (long-term), Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/16/1999 - 01/20/2008

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013

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3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted