Ancient Art

Portrait of a Bearded Man

2nd century A.D.

Encaustic on wood

27.9 x 13.5 cm (11 x 5 5/16 in.)
Gift of the Associates in Fine Arts
On view

Graf Collection, Vienna; Karl Freund, New York


Georg Ebers, The Hellenic Portraits from the Fayum at Present in the Collection of Herr Graf (New York: D. W. Sheldon, 1893).

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

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.

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

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

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 176–77, no. 98B, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 259, ill.

Wilfred Seipel, Bilder aus dem Wüstensand: Mumienportraits aus dem Ägyptischen Museum Kairo, exh. cat. (Milan: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1998).

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).

Sotheby’s, New York, Antiquities, Including Property of the Albright-Knox Gallery, sale cat. (June 7, 2007).

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.