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Egypt, Cairo, Fayum (Faiyum) mummy portrait, Roman period

Egypt, Cairo, Fayum (Faiyum) mummy portrait, Roman period


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Egypt, Cairo, Fayum (Faiyum) mummy portrait, Roman period

Egypt, Cairo, Fayum (Faiyum) mummy portrait, Roman period 1st Century B.C.- 3rd Century A.D. Egyptian Museum, Egyptian art

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Ancient Egyptian Culture Archeological Artifact Death Egyptian Culture First Century Bc Funerary Art Head And Shoulders Jewelry Looking At Camera One Young Woman Only Sadness Roman Period


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to ancient Egypt, specifically the Roman period between the 1st century B. C. and 3rd century A. D. The image showcases a hauntingly beautiful mummy portrait found in Fayum (Faiyum), Cairo, now housed in the Egyptian Museum. The portrait depicts a young woman adorned with exquisite jewelry, her eyes filled with an undeniable sadness that transcends centuries. Her gaze pierces through the camera lens, as if she is looking directly at us from beyond the grave. This artwork offers a glimpse into Egyptian culture during this era, showcasing their mastery of fine art painting and funerary art. It serves as an archeological artifact that provides valuable insights into ancient Egyptian customs and beliefs surrounding death. The head and shoulders composition allows us to focus on every intricate detail of this masterpiece - from the delicate brushstrokes capturing her features to the meticulous craftsmanship evident in her jewelry. As we contemplate this remarkable piece, we are reminded of our connection to those who came before us and how their legacy continues to shape our understanding of history today. This photograph invites us to reflect upon the enduring power of art and its ability to transcend time itself.

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