Mummy portrait

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Mummy portraits tend be so lifelike that they make the viewer take pause, staring into the eyes of someone from millennia ago -- and finding that the eyes stare back.

Mummy portraitEncaustic (melted wax) on wood
Roman Period, c 150 CE
Unknown provenance
Brooklyn Museum, 86.226.18

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Mummy portraitEncaustic (melted wax) on wood
Roman Period, c 150 CE
Unknown provenance
Brooklyn Museum, 1996.146.9

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait

Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Roman Period mummy portrait