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mummy portraits

Wax encaustic portrait on wood panel of young woman; head-band on crown, dark hair with rows of small cursl across forehead, skin parched with cream and pink, lips pink, gold ball hooped earrings in slight relief and gold necklace; wearing dark red chiton and haematon with black or dark blue, cream edged, band on borders. Portrait virtually intact, although longitudinally cracked on lower half, section missing from right edge.