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    Fayum mummy. The painted face was suppose to depict the real face of the deceased. Perhaps a portrait as they would have wanted to be remembered.

    • Tony Johansen

      Fayum mummy portrait intact. Most of the portraits became detached from their mummy due to disintegration of the mummy wrappings. This example shows how they were all presented at the time of burial.

    • John Montenegro

      Fayum Mummy Portraits usually depict a single person, showing the head, or head and upper chest, viewed frontally. The background is always monochrome, sometimes with decorative elements. In terms of artistic tradition, the images clearly derive more from Graeco-Roman traditions than Egyptian ones. The population of the Fayum area was greatly enhanced by a wave of Greek immigrants during the Ptolemaic period.

    • Bruce D. Bryant

      Mummy of boy with portrait panel. Fayum. c. 98-117 AD. - Fayum mummy portraits is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portraits on wooden boards attached to mummies from the Coptic period. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. In fact, the Fayum portraits are the only large body of art from that tradition to have survived. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.

    • Sable Feather

      Fayum mummy portrait [square Firmament pattern in the mummy wrappings]

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      mummy with fayum portrait

    • Kirsi Niemi

      Fayum mummy portrait.

    • Nrico Trujillo

      mummy boy fayum

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