Top ten Fayum Portraits

At the moment, I’m in full flurry of editing my Classics Honours thesis which is due on Monday. Enjoy these Fayum mummy portraits while I prep my thesis!

What strikes me about these is the incredible individuality of each of these faces. It’s like the coloured, painted equivalent of looking at Roman statue busts where the artist has lovingly rendered the personal, unconventional features of each person, and even celebrates the defects of the sitter’s face.


One response to “Top ten Fayum Portraits”

  1. For some reason the portraits are drawn to focus on the eyes, just my humble free thought. I have to write a research paper due early next week, good luck on the thesis!

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