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    The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt (Hardback) By (author) Euphrosyne Doxiadis


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    DescriptionIn the first three centuries A.D., in a fertile district of Roman Egypt called the Fayum, a diverse community of Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Syrians, Libyans, Nubians, and Jews flourished. These people, and many of their contemporaries throughout the Nile Valley, embalmed the bodies of their dead and then placed over the faces portraits painted on wooden panels or linen. These paintings, today known as Fayum, or mummy, portraits, were created to preserve the memory of each individual.The Fayum portraits are by far the most important body of portraiture to have survived antiquity. Reproduced in this arresting book are some 180 of the finest of the more than 1,000 extant images - of men, women, and children, young and old, plain and beautiful - all of whom seem uncannily alive. A few of these faces have become familiar to scholars and museum-goers, but as a whole they have been neglected by art historians and will be new to most readers.

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    The Mysterious Fayum Portraits
    Faces from Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Euphrosyne Doxiadis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 247
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 329 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,910 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810933316
    ISBN 10: 0810933314

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, ART050040
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, ART050010
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 757/.0932
    DC21: 757.0932
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ND1327.E3 D68 1995
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AGH
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (some colour), maps
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    01 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York