Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Short

Mummy Portrait of a Woman (detail), c A.D. 100-1001
Attributed to the Isidora Master
Linen, Pigment, and Gold; Encaustic on Wood
18-7/8" x 14-3/16"
The J. Paul Getty Museum, 81.AP.42

Today's short is a video about a fascinating mummy portrait on display at the Getty Villa. The narrator describes 2,000-year-old "Isadora", a woman of wealth and status, who "knows exactly who she is."

Isidora Master, Greek Painter

My thanks to The Getty Iris blog.

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The portrait also may be seen at Google Cultural Institute.

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