Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fayum mummy portraits

A Famous Portrait Painting: Mummy portrait of a young woman, 2nd century, Louvre, Paris

The single specimen of Gayet's mummy portraits from Antinoopolis for which information on its archaeological context is available. The heavily gilt portrait was found in winter 1905/06 and sold to Berlin in 1907.Berlin, Egyptian Museum.


Detail of a portrait within its mummy wrappings, Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was discovered by Flinders Petrie in a burial chamber in 1911.

Portrait of a young girl, early 3rd century, Antikensammlung Berlin.

Depiction of a woman with a curly hair, wearing a violet chiton and cloak and pendant earrings. British Museum.

Depiction of a woman with a ringlet hairstyle, an orange chiton with black bands and rod-shaped earrings. Royal Museum of Scotland.

Portrait of a man holding a plant, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon.

Portrait of a boy, identified by inscription as Eutyches,Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Portrait of a man,Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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