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The Egyptian portraits fall under the category of funerary art, yet these are not death masks -- live people were sitting for a portrait like we would for a photo. The difference is that they did it with a purpose.

The Egyptian portraits fall under the category of funerary art, yet these are not death masks -- live people were sitting for a portrait like we would for a photo. The difference is that they did it with a purpose.

Os retratos de Fayum‍♂️‍♀️‍♀️Retrato de El Fayum‍♀️‍♀️‍♂️Roman Fayyum Mummy Portrait ‍♂️‍♂️‍♀️More Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest ‍♀️

Os retratos de Fayum

Fayum mummy portraits:These wooden panels bearing portraits of the deceased were placed over the faces of mummies in the Hellenistic and Roman period.

Mummy Portrait of a Woman    Attributed to the Malibu Painter  Romano-Egyptian, Egypt, A.D. 75 - 100  Encaustic on wood  15 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 1/16 in.  73.AP.91

Mummy Portrait Artist/Maker(s): Attributed to Malibu Painter (Romano-Egyptian, active 75 - Culture: Romano-Egyptian Place(s): Egypt (Place created) Date: 75 - 100

Garter Robes (1906) by Henry Poole & Co. at the Bowes Museum (Barnard Castle, County Durham) in 2013 (©Alison Toner)

Garter Robes by Henry Poole & Co. at the Bowes Museum (Barnard Castle, County Durham) in 2013 (©Alison Toner)

Fortune, Raison, and Vertu

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

A Fayum portrait of a little girl from Hawara, Egypt ~ 1st Century BC ~ Discovered with the mummy of Demos, who may have been the child's mother ~ © Sandro Vannini

—- A Fayum portrait of a little girl from Hawara, Egypt. The mummy of the little girl was found with the mummy of Demos, who may have been the child’s mother. —- Image by © Sandro Vannini/Corbis.

Portrait of a young woman from the Fayum Cemetery. Around 161-180, period of the Antonines. Encaustic on wood, 33 x 20 cm P 212 #encaustic #painting

Roman Egyptian Mummy Case Portrait of a young woman from the Fayum Cemetery. Around period of the Antonines. Encaustic on wood, 33 x 20 cm P 212

‍♂️‍♀️‍♀️Retrato de El Fayum‍♀️‍♀️‍♂️Roman Fayyum Mummy Portrait ‍♂️‍♂️‍♀️More Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest ‍♀️Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portraits on wooden boards attached to mummies from the Coptic period. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. In fact, the Fayum portraits are the only large body…

Portrait of a thin-faced, bearded man, A. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fayum mummy portrait?

Funerary Portrait Painting of a Young Woman from the Roman Period and she holds a glass of red wine and a rose petal wreath.

Fayum Egyptian Funerary Portrait Painting of a Young Woman from the Roman Period and she holds a glass of red wine and a rose petal wreath.

Portrait of a young woman in red,  A.D. 90–120. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1909 (09.181.6)

Portrait of a young woman in red Period: Roman Period Date: A. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Encaustic, limewood, gold leaf Dimensions: H.) Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1909 Accession Number:

Mummy portrait of a young woman, Antinoopolis, AD 120-130 (Paris, Musée du Louvre, MND 2047)

Portrait of a Fayum woman. Fayum Mummy portrait is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portraits on wooden boards. The portraits were an innovation dating back to the Coptic period during the time of the Roman occupation of Egypt.

Constantino dando charlas sobre Uroscopia (Italia, siglo XIII)

"Who brought a pint of urine?" - Constantine the African lecturing on uroscopy (Bodleian Rawl.

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