Collection

Portrait of a Young Man

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  • Portrait of a Young Man 2
  • Portrait of a Young Man 3
Basic information
ID
Ж-8095
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of a Young Man
Date of creation
19th c.
Country
Sri Lanka
Technique
polychrome
Material
wood levkas tempera
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
28.5 x 24.6
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
The chest image of the young man is executed against a dark blue background in full-face, with his head turned to the left. On his head is a trefoil cap of red-orange colour, decorated with three feathers and branches of flowers. On his shoulders and arms is a green cape over which he wears metallic rings and flower beads. The man's left palm is closed in a fist and the right forefinger and middle finger are straight. The image is surrounded by a wide hollow frame, on which, on a blue background, is an image of curled vines with jasmine flowers.