PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
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)