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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.

Egyptian Mummy Portrait: Head of a Woman 130 - 160 AD Painting Long before realistic portrait painting developed in Europe in the Renaissance, Roman-Egyptian artists did striking likenesses in wax on limewood. To me, these are the most emotionally resonant of all the artifacts we see from egypt.

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Octavio Ocampo, maître des illusions d’optique

Beauty is not in the flower or image you admire, Beauty is in 'your' Being. The wave and ocean are both objects as such, but in essence they are water, one and the same ~ ☸ ~

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Egyptian-roman Lady Mummy Portrait Poster by Ben Morales-Correa

another Egyptian-roman mummy portrait

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Made from wood, found in the oasis of Fayum in Egypt. Roman Period, 175 - 225 AD Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities