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Funerary Portrait of a Woman

Funerary Portrait of a Woman

c. 138–92 CE
Overall: 26 x 19 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)
Location: 107 Egyptian

Description

So-called mummy portraits were apparently painted during the owners' lives and hung in their homes. At the time of the owner's death, the portrait was taken down, cut from its frame, and trimmed to fit the deceased's mummy, to which it was bound. It was at that time also that the gilding on the center painting was added.
  • Lee, Sherman E. "The Year in Review for 1971." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 59, no. 1 (1972). Referenced pp. 40 no.3 www.jstor.org
    Cooney, John D. "Portraits from Roman Egypt." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 59, no. 2 (Feb. 1972). pp. 52-53, fig. 2 www.jstor.org
    The Art Quarterly XXXV No. 1 (Spring 1972). P. 81
    Parlasca, Klaus. Ritratti di mummie. Roma: Erma di Bretschneider, 1977. pp. 33, no. 265, pl. 64. fig. 2
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 18 archive.org
    Berman, Lawrence M., and Kenneth J. Bohač. Catalogue of Egyptian Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999 Reproduced and Mentioned: p. 507
  • Year in Review: 1971. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 28, 1971-February 6, 1972).
    CMA 1972, no. 3
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Source URL:

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