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  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 1426
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a young man is executed in encaustic on a thin wooden panel, which is fastened on a mummy with golden decorations on the wrapping. The portrait is slightly fragmented. The portrait's polychromy is well...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 681
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The well-preserved portrait of a young man is painted in encaustic on a thin wooden panel with a background painted in grey. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face of a mummy. His hair, eyebrows and beard are ...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 680
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a young man is well-preserved and is rendered on a wooden panel with a white painted background. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face of a mummy. The portrait is painted in tempera and encaus...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 1473
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The well-preserved portrait of a young man is painted in encaustic on a wooden panel. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face of a mummy. The hair, eyebrows and beard of the man is painted in black. He has red ...

  • Mummy portrait of a man

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    • ÆIN 684
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The portrait of a man is painted in encaustic on a wooden panel with a white background. Only the middle part of the panel has been preserved. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face of a mummy. The hair, eyebr...

  • Mummy portrait of a woman

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    • ÆIN 682
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The well-preserved portrait of a young woman is executed in encaustic on a wooden panel with a brown/greyish background. A part of the panel, the left side, is missing. Originally, the panel was fastened on the face o...

  • Fragment from the Palace of Apries

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    • ÆIN 1060
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Fragment with a lotus-leaf shaped blade in green, yellow and brown.

  • Fragment from the Palace of Apries

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    • ÆIN 1059
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The examination and analysis of the painted fragment point in different directions. Part of the chromatic scheme is well attested. Copper-based pigments such as the synthetic Egyptian blue and were commonly used. Cal...