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Ancient Art

Portrait of a Young Woman (Fayum Portrait)

1st–2nd century A.D.

Encaustic painting on wood

40.75 × 21.25 cm (16 1/16 × 8 3/8 in.)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation; Acc by the GB 12/14/55
1955.60.3
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Paintings
Bibliography: 

Jacques-Edouard Berger, L’Oeil et L’Eternitie: portraits romains d’Egypte (Paudex, Switzerland: Editions de Fontainemore, 1977), 216.

Klaus Parlasca, Mumienportrats und Verwandte Denkmaler (Weisbaden, Germany: Steiner, 1966), 270.

William H. Peck, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt, exh. cat. (Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1967), 36.

Hilde Zaloscer, Porträts aus dem Wüstensand (Vienna: A. Schroll, 1961), 64.

Klaus Parlasca, Ritratti di Mummie. Reportorio d’Arte dell’Egitto Greco-Romano, Serie B, 3 vols. (Palermo, Italy: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 1969).

Marie-France Aubert and Roberta Cortopassi, eds., Portraits de l’Egypte romaine: Paris, Musee du Louvre, 5 octobre 1998, 4 janvier 1999, exh. cat. (Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1998).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.