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Mummy portrait of youth

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A portrait showing a young man
Mummy portrait of youth

Mummy portrait of a youth. Object was found in Egypt. Dated back to 150–200 CE. It is example of so called Fayum portrait.

Those were realistic portraits made on wood, which were folded at the Egyptian mummies of the reign of the Romans. It was so-called array painting, which was extremely popular in ancient times. About 900 such paintings have survived to our times.


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