Lot 28
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An Encaustic Mummy Portrait of a Girl, circa A.D. 130-150

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 USD
Sold
54,000 USD
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Description

  • An Encaustic Mummy Portrait of a Girl
  • 11 by 8 1/4 in. 27.9 by 20.9 cm.
painted on wood, her head turned to her right, and wearing a pink chiton with black clavi, necklace of blue and gold or pearl beads, and pendant earring of three beads, her round face with large wide-set eyes and wavy black hair parted in the center.

Provenance

The Hagop Kevorkian Foundation, New York (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Antiquities. The Property of the Kevorkian Foundation, December 18th, 1970, no. 56, illus.)
Ephron Gallery, New York, 1973

Literature

Klaus Parlasca, Ritratti di mummie (Repertorio d’arte dell’Egitto greco-romano, serie B – volume II), Rome, 1977, p. 37, no. 279, pl. 67.4
Barbara Borg, Mumienporträts: Chronologie und kultureller Kontext, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, pp. 39 and 53

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