Mummy Portrait of a Man from Fayum

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 November 2016
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Mummy portrait of a man, painted in encaustic on limewood, from Hawara, Fayum, Egypt, 80-100 CE.

The British Museum, London.

The portrait was excavated by Sir William Petrie and formerly housed in the National Gallery. There is a fissure, which runs perpendicularly through the right ear. The eyes were unevenly placed. The upper margin was covered with linen wrappings of the mummy. A thin layer of paraffin was applied on the panel because the original wax was melted after excavation.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, November 06). Mummy Portrait of a Man from Fayum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5997/mummy-portrait-of-a-man-from-fayum/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummy Portrait of a Man from Fayum." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 06, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5997/mummy-portrait-of-a-man-from-fayum/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummy Portrait of a Man from Fayum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Nov 2016. Web. 26 Oct 2021.