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an ornament or piece of jewelry attached to a necklace or bracelet

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Colored Portrait of a Child
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This portrait was found on the mummy of a little girl whose mother's name is Demos. There is a separate portrait of Demos in the collection of mummy portraits from Faiyum.

The child is portrayed with a round, sad face, short hair and brown eyes. Round the neckline of her dress there is a necklace of crescent-shaped pendants. These crescent-shaped ornaments were associated with fertility.

The style of the painting appears to indicate that this portrait was painted during the rule of the emperor Domitian (A.D. 81-96).

Dimensions:  Width 15.5 m  Height 30 m

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Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

General Techniques
  Wood Techniques
  Drawing
  Painting

Style:

Roman

Materials:

Organic
  Plant Product
  Wood
Type Type

Type:

Portrait
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Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Governorate of Faiyum

Discovered: 

Governorate of Faiyum
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Created: 

1st Century AD

Discovered: 

1888 AD
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