Mummy portrait from the Tomb of Aline, Hawara. Early Roman Period of Egypt, c. 24 CE.
Neues Museum, Berlin.
Because the mummy is still intact and not opened, it was initially thought that this mummy represents a boy, not a girl. However, recent analysis of the portrait has shown that the child is female and is identified as one of Aline's daughters. The chubby-faced girl wears a leather band with a lunula pendant around her neck; a type of apotropaic amulets commonly worn by women or girls in Roman Egypt. The girl wears a violet chiton, partially fallen, exposing her left shoulder; a feature exclusive to females and associated to the Greek goddess Aphrodite.