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Mummy portrait
140 CE-160 CE

wood, gesso, linen, tempera
32.4 × 23.2 × 0.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1940
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Head and shoulders of a man turned slightly to the left with the face looking straight ahead. Rectangular panel with both top corners cut off; the right edge and a section of the bottom of the panel are missing. The man has dark brown curly hair with a receding hair line, a short, grey beard and moustache and dark brown eyes. All the features are strongly outlined. He wears a white tunic with brown, possibly red, narrow shoulder bands. His skin is brownish-orange (like 1501-5), his eyes and hair are dark brown and his eyebrows black. The eyes, mouth, moustache and parts of the beard are outlined in black-brown, although the moustache and beard are pale grey. The background is a murky dark grey.