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The Servant of Pharaoh
  • Bernardo Strozzi
    born: Genoa, Republic of Italy (present-day Italy) ; died: Venice, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy)
  • The Servant of Pharaoh, circa 1625
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 62.2 x 48.3 cm
    Canvas/Support: 24 1/2 x 19 in
    Frame Dimensions: 29 7/8 x 24 5/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1950.0065

Bust length portrait of an old man (identified as the servant of the pharaoh) with his proper left shoulder exposed and closer to the viewer. He is wearing a fur hat adorned with two red feathers. His face is shown in profile. His complexion is ruddy. He has a beard and a mustache. His clothing is a thin white drapery that covers his proper right shoulder but slips below his left shoulder.