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  • Portrait of a Woman (Fragment of a Fayum Portrait)

    Technique:
    tempera

Portrait of a Woman (Fragment of a Fayum Portrait)

Egypt, 2nd century

Only a narrow strip has survived of this portrait depicting a plain-looking face with a wrinkled forehead, fleshy nose and full mouth. The straight hair is parted in the middle and we can see parts of a necklace and dark clothing. The artistic quality of the portrait is fairly low, but there is interest specifically in the artist’s striving to convey the age of the subject and her unattractive coarse features.

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Portrait of a Woman (Fragment of a Fayum Portrait)

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tempera

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Entered the Hermitage in 1920; purchased from a private person

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ДВ-2949

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