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Mummy Portrait 3 Of A Woman Model 1 3D Model
Title: Mummy Portrait of a Woman
Place: Egypt (Place created)
Date: A.D. 175–200
Medium: Tempera on wood
Object Number: 79.AP.129
Dimensions: 28.2 × 14.5 cm (11 1/8 × 5 11/16 in.)
Possibly discovered at Er-Rubayat in the Fayum, this Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of a woman is painted in the flat, unrealistic style found on many of the portraits excavated at that site. The tempera technique used for this painting was a faster, easier, and less expensive medium than the encaustic used for portraits from other places. The nature of tempera, however, forced the painter to create a less detailed and natural depiction. Yet even so, this cartoonish rendering conveys the woman’s distinctive pursed lips and cleft chin. Her elegantly styled hair, gold earrings, jeweled necklaces, and a hair ornament indicate her elite status.