Fayoum mummy portraits
Fragment of a painted mummy shroud Period: Imperial Date: late 2nd–3rd century A.D. Culture: Roman, Egyptian Medium: Linen, paint
Egypt Attractions: Fayum mummy portraits
Fayum mummy portrait, 2nd century. Mummy portraits were portraits painted on flat panels of wood and depicted the people who were mummified. The arid climate of Egypt has preserved the vivid color of many of the portraits.
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An ancient Egyptian mummy of a Greek youth named Artemidorus; gods portrayed include the jackal-headed god of embalming, Anubis. (The British Museum)