Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, January 19

Fridays at the Museum: A Fayum Portrait from Roman Egypt

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Caroline Knapp ’18


Join Caroline Knapp ’18, a joint-major in History of Art and Architecture and Classics, as she presents her senior work-in-process on the Museum’s recently acquired and richly storied portrait from Fayum, Egypt.

Fayum Portrait of a Woman, Egyptian, Hadrianic period
Anonymous (Egyptian), Fayum Portrait of a Woman, Egyptian, Hadrianic period, c. 2nd century c.e., encaustic on wood, mounted on a modern backing, 12 11/16 x 7 x 5/16 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund; gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon; purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, 2016.088.