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    DescriptionThis is a fascinating multi-disciplinary study of the mummified remains of a young man who died nearly 2,000 years ago in Roman Egypt. Herakleides was a young man who lived and died in Roman Egypt almost two thousand years ago. This multidisciplinary study highlights the funerary practices and religious beliefs of his world. Through state-of-the-art technology researchers have sought to determine if the portrait over the mummy's face actually depicted the mummified remains, if precious jewels or amulets were present, and if the age of the mummy could be determined - all without unwrapping the mummy. The iconographic symbols decorating the red-painted shroud of Herakleides depict gods and goddesses as well as expressing a desire for an eternal afterlife. Such concepts, popularly associated with ancient Egypt, remained influential into the time of the Roman Empire. The book concludes by comparing the data from the mummy of Herakleides to similarly decorated red-shrouded portrait mummies in collections worldwide.

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    A Portrait Mummy from Roman Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lorelei Corcoran, By (author) Marie Svoboda
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 104
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9781606060360
    ISBN 10: 1606060368

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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC subject category V2: JHBT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    DC22: 932
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
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    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
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    LC classification: DT62.M7 C67 2010
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    Illustrations note
    50 colour & 20 b&w illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    01 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Lorelei Corcoran is director of the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology at the University of Memphis and the author of Portrait Mummies from Roman Egypt. Marie Svoboda is associate conservator of the Antiquities Conservation Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
    Review quote
    "An excellent case study which will be of use to both art and ancient historians, and scientists alike."--"Bryn Mawr Classical Review"