This portrait was painted in encaustic on limewood. There is a fissure, which runs perpendicularly through the right ear. The eyes were unevenly placed. The upper margin was covered with linen wrappings of the mummy. A thin layer of paraffin was applied on the panel because the original wax was melted after excavation. Excavated by Sir William Petrie; formerly housed in the National Gallery. Roman, 80-100 CE. From Hawara, Fayum, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).
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