What are the Fayum portraits?

A Fayum portrait - image public domain“Fayum portrait” is the modern name for a style of realistic painted portrait which was attached to mummies during the era of Roman Egypt. These mummy portraits have been found in all parts of Egypt, but are mostly concentrated in the Fayum Oasis, thus the name.  Fayum Oasis is also the site of the largest [more…]

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