Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pic Today 2/13/20



PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
2ND CENTURY

Large almond shaped eyes
dominate this striking portrait 
of a well-to-do Egyptian woman.

Painted on wood, the portrait was
likely commissioned while she 
was still alive, capturing her in
middle age with gray streaked hair,
gold and pearl earrings, red lips
and heavy eye make up.

At her death, this wooden likeness
would have been placed on her mummy.

(Roman, Imperial Period, St. Louis Art Museum)


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