The majority of mummy portraits that have survived have unfortunately become separated from the mummies to which they were attached. Because of this we rarely know the identities of the subjects. This portrait is one of the finest of those attributed to the cemetery of er-Rubayat in the Fayum. It is different from most panels from that site in its use of limewood instead of oak, and the encaustic painting technique, rather than tempera.
Представляет собой образец фаюмских портретов. В 1887 большинство произведений этого типа найдены в оазисе Фаюм - отсюда их название.
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