Mummy portrait of naked young man

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    A mummy portrait from Roman Egypt, AD 80-120. This example is of a limewood panel bearing an encaustic portrait of a naked young man with curly hair (cropped without the limewood panel).

    This type of portrait appeared in Egypt in the first century AD, and remained popular for around 200 years. Though the subjects believed in the traditional Egyptian cults, which offered them a firm prospect of life after death, they also wished to be commemorated in the Roman manner.

    Portraits were commissioned that would serve as a realistic record of the deceased as he or she had appeared in life. These were painted on a wooden board at a roughly life-like scale, which was then placed on the outside of the coffin over the head of the individual or carefully placed into the mummy wrappings. These paintings serve as a realistic portrait of people who lived 2,000 years ago.

    This print, produced on archive quality paper (remains colour-true for 100 years), serves as a realistic document of the merge of Egyptian and classical styles typical of the period.

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