Egyptian Fayum Burial Portraits Photos

Roman citizens around Fayum and other Egyptian locations were buried (1stC-3rdC CE) as mummies with a portrait of the deceased on a wooden plank or cloth attached to the mummy wrappings. The portraits conveyed realistic faces, dress and jewelry. Hundreds of these artistic & poignant burial portraits are now in world museums.

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Romano-Egyptian mummy of Herakleides with painted face & linens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Mummy with portrait of child from Hawara at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Mummy portrait of old woman from El-Rubajat at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Funerary Portrait of Young Girl from Roman Egypt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Romano-Egyptian mummy of Herakleides (50-100 CE) with painted face & linens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Mummy with portrait of child (Roman times c80 CE) from Hawara at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Mummy portrait of old woman (Roman times 1stC CE) from El-Rubajat at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Funerary Portrait of Young Girl (c25-37) from Roman Egypt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Painted wooden Egyptian mummy portrait of young girl at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of woman from Hawara at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of woman from Ankyronpolis at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Egyptian funeral mask of woman with earrings at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Painted wooden Egyptian mummy portrait of young girl (30 BCE-200 CE) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of woman (75-100 CE) from Hawara at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of woman (100-110 CE) from Ankyronpolis at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Egyptian funeral mask of woman with earrings (c100-105 CE) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Egyptian mummy portrait of woman with garland at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Roman Egyptian mummy portraits from Fayum at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Funerary Portrait of Young Girl from Roman Egypt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Mummy portrait painted on wood from Hawara, Egypt at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Egyptian mummy portrait of woman with garland (117-138) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Roman Egyptian mummy portraits from Fayum (c130-250) at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Funerary Portrait of Young Girl (138-198) from Roman Egypt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Mummy portrait painted on wood (c140 CE) from Hawara, Egypt at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Egyptian mummy portrait of young man with small beard at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of man at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Egyptian funeral mask of noblewoman at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian funereal mask of man from Fayum Oasis at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Egyptian mummy portrait of young man with small beard (2nd quarter of 2nd C) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of man (150-170 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Egyptian funeral mask of noblewoman (c150 CE) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian funereal mask of man (150-160) from Fayum Oasis at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Egyptian mummy portrait of woman with necklace at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Egyptian funeral mask of boy with floral garland at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of man at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Egyptian funereal mask of man from Fayum Oasis at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Egyptian mummy portrait of woman with necklace (161-192) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Egyptian funeral mask of boy with floral garland (c200-230 CE) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait of man (220-250 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Egyptian funereal mask of man (c260) from Fayum Oasis at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Mummy portrait of woman at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Egyptian mummy portrait in Roman style on wood at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Mummy portrait of old man from El-Rubajat at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Romano-Egyptian painted coffin at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Mummy portrait of woman (Roman period - 30 BCE - 641) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Egyptian mummy portrait in Roman style on wood (2nd-3rd C) at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Mummy portrait of old man (Roman times 2ndC CE) from El-Rubajat at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Romano-Egyptian painted coffin (300-400 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Egyptian mummy masks at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Painted shroud with facial portrait from Touna el-Gebel, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Painted shroud with facial portrait from Touna el-Gebel, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Egyptian mummy with portrait of Eudaimonis from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Egyptian mummy masks (Roman times 1st-2ndC CE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Painted shroud with facial portrait (2ndC CE) from Touna el-Gebel, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Painted shroud with facial portrait (2ndC CE) from Touna el-Gebel, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Egyptian mummy with portrait of Eudaimonis (2ndC CE) from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Funerary portrait of young woman from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Funerary portrait of young woman from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Funerary portrait of young woman from Memphis, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Linen funerary portrait of man called Ammonios from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Funerary portrait of young woman (c2ndC CE) from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Funerary portrait of young woman (130-150 CE) from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Funerary portrait of young woman (c2ndC CE) from Memphis, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Linen funerary portrait of man called Ammonios (3rdC CE) from Antinoe, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Wooden funerary portrait of man from Thebes, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Plaster funerary masks from Hermopolis in Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Plaster funerary masks from Hermopolis in Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Painted coffin panel of young man with club & garland flanked by crowned falcons from Hermopolis in Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Wooden funerary portrait of man (3rdC CE) from Thebes, Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Plaster funerary masks (3rdC CE) from Hermopolis in Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Plaster funerary masks (3rdC CE) from Hermopolis in Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Painted coffin panel of young man with club & garland flanked by crowned falcons (4thC CE) from Hermopolis in Egypt at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Mummy portrait of bearded man from Fayum, Egypt at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of boy with curly hair from Fayum, Egypt at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of young soldier with sword belt from Fayum, Egypt at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of older woman from Fayum, Egypt at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Mummy portrait of bearded man from Fayum, Egypt (c60 CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of boy with curly hair from Fayum, Egypt (100-150 CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of young soldier with sword belt from Fayum, Egypt (100-150 CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of older woman from Fayum, Egypt (c150 CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Mummy portrait of officer with sword belt from Fayum, Egypt at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of boy with curly hair from Fayum, Egypt at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of young Roman soldier from Fayum, Egypt at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian mummy portrait from Hawara at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Mummy portrait of officer with sword belt from Fayum, Egypt (c150 CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of boy with curly hair from Fayum, Egypt (225-250 CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mummy portrait of young Roman soldier from Fayum, Egypt (110-140 CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian mummy portrait (c25 CE) from Hawara at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Egyptian mummy masks at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.


Egyptian mummy masks (1stC CE ) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.



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