Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Hermione Grammatike

Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

Please note that image permissions vary across the Art UK website and that some artworks remain in copyright. Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image. The credit lines indicate who manages the rights within the artwork and the image.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop. If there is a shopping basket icon underneath an image, click on it to find out how to license that image or purchase a print, through either the Art UK Shop or sometimes through the collection directly.

The collection who own the work may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The Roman portrait mummy, known as Hermione, is part of the Egyptian collection in the Lawrence Room Collections at Girton College. She dates from the early first century AD, and was discovered in the Roman cemetery at Hawara, south west of Cairo, by the pioneering archaeologist William Flinders Petrie. The label on her portrait marks her out as a young woman distinguished for learning and thus truly exceptional in the Julio-Claudian age.

Girton College, University of Cambridge



AD 1–100


encaustic (oil, wax, & pigment) on linen


H 30.5 x W 21 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by the students and senior members at Girton College, 1911

Work type



You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Girton College, University of Cambridge

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG England

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue