Funerary Mask Of A Man

SKU PF.0086
Circa

100 AD to 200 AD

Dimensions

8.625″ (21.9cm) high x 6.25″ (15.9cm) wide

Medium

paint, Plaster

Origin

Fayoum, Egypt

Gallery Location

UK


 

Since earliest times in Egypt, there was a tradition for funerary portraiture, for an effigy that preserved a likeness of the deceased. In the later periods, the influence of Greek and Roman art infused a new element of realism into the mummy portrait, as this splendid plaster image demonstrates. When we look upon the visage of a man who lived centuries ago, we cannot help but think how familiar he looks. – (PF.0086)

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