The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt
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The Fayum, a flourishing metropolitan community in ancient Egypt, consisted of Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, Libyans, and others. Like many of their contemporaries throughout the Nile Valley, these people embalmed their dead and then painted commemorative portraits of them, usually on wood or linen, to be placed over the mummies. Looking into the well-preserved, startlingly lifelike faces collected in this beautiful volume, one can trace the earliest roots of portraiture as it began in these Greco-Roman Fayum, or mummy, portraits, and continued through the Renaissance to the present. Despite their ancient history, the stylized portraits appear strikingly modern and painterly, with echoes of Modigliani and Matisse. Having experimented with them herself, Euphrosyne Doxiadis describes in detail the painting techniques and materials. Also included are fascinating notes on the clothing, jewelry, and hairstyles of the period. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Writer : Euphrosyne Doxiadis & Dorothy Thompson
English Edition : The American University in Cairo Press (31 May 2000)
Paperback : 247 Paperback
ISBN : 9789774245732
Product Dimensions : 12.5 x 9.4 x 0.7 inch
Weight : 1.8 k.g
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Category: A.U.C. Press Books

Subcategory: New Books

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Price:   $ 22.99
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