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. She wears a reddish-purple tunic with a black stripe (clavus), and a reddish-purple mantle drawn over her left shoulder. Her ear-rings consist of two (?) beads suspended from a central element, and she wears two necklaces at the base of her throat: one of round beads, and one of barrel-shaped green beads. Her dark, curly hair is arranged in curls over her forehead and in front of her ears, with the rest of the hair piled on top of her head. This hairstyle suggests a date in the Trajanic period, c. 98 to 117 CE.</p>

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