Fayum portrait showing a bearded man. Object dated to the mid-2nd century CE; discovered in Fayum (Egypt) Currently the artifact is in the Myers Collection, Eton College, Windsor (England).
Fayum portraits were realistic portraits made on wood, which were placed next to Egyptian mummies from the times of the Romans. It was the so-called blackboard painting, which was extremely popular in ancient times. About 900 such paintings have survived to our times.