Golden Mummies : Panel painting

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Representation of a woman removed for her mummified body. Painted in encaustic (hot wax) technique on a thin wooden panel. The woman's hair is coiled in a large bun on top of her head, with centrally parted waves around her face. This style dates the portrait to the early Antonine period, c. 138 to 160 CE. The woman wears a dark red tunic, gold hoop earrings with pearls in front, and a necklace of long dark beads separated by round gold beads. Mounted on a framed wooden panel, probably from the early 1900’s.</p>

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