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Painted wooden mummy portrait of Didyma

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Title/s

Painted wooden mummy portrait of Didyma

Maker/s

Unknown

Category

mummy trappings

Name

mummy portrait

Description

female mummy portrait, painted. This portrait is painted in encaustic and tempera on sycamore wood. An inscription in Greek indicates that the owner of this portrait was a girl named 'Didyma' who was seven years of age when she died. The shape of the panel is typical of those from Antinoopolis.

Technique Description

painted

Dimensions

depth 1.5 cm
height 34.8 cm
width 19.2 cm

Period

Roman

Date

A.D. 180 — A.D. 200

Provenance

bequeathed: Cook, Phyllis M. 1981 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Translation: Didyme, aged 7

Documentation

  1. Nicholls, R.
    Ancient Egyptian painting using beeswax goes on show in Cambridge [page: ]
    Source title: Cambridge Evening News (
    [comments: ]
  2. (1982) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Pevensey Press (2005) London: Scala [page: 201]
    [comments: ]
  3. Parlasca, K.
    Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler [page: 201]
    [comments: ]

Material/s

wood

Accession Number

E.5.1981 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 63185; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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