Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt | Opening Jan 13 | The Block Museum
Power in a Mummy Portrait
Ancient Fayum Mummy Portraits from the 1st Century B.C.
Shocking mummy details from the Fayum portraits
Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Egyptian mummies from Roman Egypt. 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 of art from that tradition to have survived.