Portrait of a Woman- Al Faiyum, Egypt

Junior Docent Student Work

Reproduction Artwork by Nilima Singh

Nilima Singh—Edgewood Elementary

This portrait painting has very dull and plain colors except for the bright coral necklace of the woman in the portrait. I like this artwork because it is very different from the other artwork made in Egypt during that time.

Artist and Artwork

Al Faiyum, Egypt
Portrait of a Woman, Roman Period (30 BC–AD 330), AD 100/150
Encaustic on cypress panel
17 × 8 1/2 in. (43.18 × 21.59 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flagg, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Laskin, Elisabeth Plankinton Mackintosh, and Mr. Roderic C. Ott, by exchange M2001.122
Photo credit: John R. Glembin