‘Funerary Portraits For Paintings’

Portrait of a young woman with a gilded wreath, c. AD 120-140, encaustic, wood, gold leaf, metmuseum.org
Someone just emailed me after seeing the show at SPRING/BREAK and called the Destroyed Richters “funerary portraits for paintings,” and right now I’m just trying to breathe through it.
Destroyed Richter Painting No. 013, 2016, oil on canvas, installed at Chop Shop