Golden Mummies : Panel painting

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Representation of a woman removed from her mummified body, painted in encaustic (hot wax) on a thin wooden panel. Her hair is centrally parted and coiled on top of her head, and this style dates the portrait to reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, c. 117 to 138 CE. The woman wears a purple-red dress with a matching mantle draped over her left shoulder and around her body. A light green under-tunic is just visible. Her jewellery includes two necklaces, one of dark green stones and one of pearls, and a pair of earrings in the shape of gold bars from which three pearls hang.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>This portrait was found together with another portrait, 5378.</p>

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