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A young man in a gold wreath

Unknown2nd century AD

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Full-face portrait paintings placed on Egyptian mummies of the Roman period (2nd and 3rd centuries AD), most coming from Fayum; usually in encaustic paint on panel.
In a number of second-century portraits a gold background is used as a symbol of posthumous fame and the head of deceased is adorned with a lauren wreath. The portrait shows great physical authenticity, plastic moulding of the face, and natural colors.

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