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Top: Mummy portrait of a woman in Encaustic, detail of the right eye and raking light image showing the three-dimensional, heat-generated texture of the paints; bottom: Mummy portrait of a boy in Cold Wax Painting, detail of the nose and raking light image of the smooth paint layer surface in the area of the hairline

top:1st half of the 2nd century; bottom: 2nd century

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Munich, Germany

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  • Title: Top: Mummy portrait of a woman in Encaustic, detail of the right eye and raking light image showing the three-dimensional, heat-generated texture of the paints; bottom: Mummy portrait of a boy in Cold Wax Painting, detail of the nose and raking light image of the smooth paint layer surface in the area of the hairline
  • Date Created: top:1st half of the 2nd century; bottom: 2nd century
  • Location: oben: Würzburg, Martin von Wagner-Museum; unten: Berlin, Antikensammlung
  • Medium: top: Encaustic on wood; bottom: Cold Wax Painting on wood
  • Photographer: Roberto Bellucci, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence
  • Inventory number: oben: Inv. H2197; unten: Inv. 31161, 04

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