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2023-11-02 11:32:07 JSON

mummy portraits

Ah, mummy portraits! They are fascinating. Would you like to know more about them or are you looking for specific mummy portraits from a particular museum?

I want to know more!

Great! Mummy portraits are a unique form of art that emerged in ancient Egypt during the Roman period, around the 1st century AD. These portraits were painted on wooden panels or linen shrouds and placed over the faces of mummies. They were intended to be a realistic depiction of the deceased person.

One interesting aspect of mummy portraits is that they were created using a technique that combined Egyptian and Greco-Roman artistic traditions. The artists would use Egyptian funerary portraits as inspiration but also incorporate elements of Greek and Roman portraiture.

These portraits provide us with valuable insights into the fashion, hairstyles, and jewelry of the time. They give us a glimpse into the lives of people who lived thousands of years ago. It's a fascinating blend of ancient Egyptian and Roman cultures.

If you're interested, I can show you some examples of mummy portraits from different museums. Just let me know which museum you'd like to explore, and I'll provide you with the information.

Allard pierson

Sure! Here are some mummy portraits from the Allard Pierson Museum:

  1. "Mummieportret, vrouw" - This mummy portrait from the 2nd century AD depicts a woman. You can find more information and view the image here.

  2. "Mummie, kist" - This fragment of an anthropomorphic mummy chest shows the head, wig, chest, and hands of a woman. It features polychrome painting, including shades of yellow and light blue. You can see the image here.

If you're interested in seeing more objects from the Allard Pierson Museum, just let me know, and I'll provide you with additional options.