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Lorelei H Corcoran

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Portrait Mummies from Roman Egypt ( I-IV centuries A.D.) with a catalogue of Portrait Mummies in Egyptian Museums
In 1st century AD Egypt a new technique, borrowed from the Hellenic traditions involved the production of realistic images of the faces of men, women and children. These idealized paintings were placed over the face of the wrapped mummy. Incl. an illus. catalogue of 23 mummy coverings with `portrait faces' from collections of museums in Egypt.


Paperback    £136.00
9780918986993 | Published: 1995
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