The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman Egypt

Though they are often referred to as “Fayum portraits” – taking their title from the location of a region in Egypt where Pharaoh Amenemhat III’s mortuary temple once stood – they came from various places across Egypt. These ancient Egyptian-Roman “death masks” are far more naturalistic than anything seen in the western hemisphere for at … Continue reading The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman Egypt