This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Roman funerary portraits

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Portraits of Roman mummies
Roman funerary portraits

Funerary portraits of Roman mummies. Found in Egypt in 1887 at the oasis of Fayum. Dated to the 2nd century CE.

Those portraits were painted on wood using an encaustic technique; then those were attached to coffin. The portraits prove that the Romans were fascinated by Egyptian culture and some of cultural patterns were joined.

Currently located in Altes Museum in Berlin.

  • Altes Museum Berlin

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: