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Mummy portrait from Fayyum, 2nd half of the 2nd Century BC; Kestner Museum, Hannover

Mummy portrait from Fayyum, half of the Century BC (Kestner Museum, Hannover)

Fayum Portrait of a Boy.  Polski: Portret fajumski przedstawiający chłopca.  Date	  English: Second half of 2nd century

Fayum Portrait of a Boy. Date English: Second half of century

Mummy portrait of a young woman with gold lips, Hawara, AD 40-45 (Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Museum of Art)

Roman/Egyptian Period: Fayum Mummy Portrait is the name given to a large number of paintings from the to century C. The surviving paintings are predominantly from the Fayum, Egypt, a region that was once ruled by ancient Romans.

*EGYPT ~ During the 1st-3rd century AD, painted panel portraits more commonly reffered to as the Fayoum portraits (also written Fayum) were sometimes placed over the heads of mummies.

*EGYPT ~ During the century AD, painted panel portraits more commonly reffered to as the Fayoum portraits (also written Fayum) were sometimes placed over the heads of mummies.

Portrait of the 1st century AD ✋Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy

Portrait of the century AD ✋Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy

AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD MUMMY PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN  ROMAN PERIOD, PROBABLY FROM ER-RUBAYAT, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD MUMMY PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN ROMAN PERIOD, PROBABLY FROM ER-RUBAYAT, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

Mummy Portrait of a Bearded Man; Attributed to the Brooklyn Painter (Romano-Egyptian, mid-3rd century A.D.); Egypt; 220 - 250; Tempera on wood; 34 x 25 cm (13 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.); 79.AP.142

Mummy Portrait of a Bearded Man; Attributed to the Brooklyn Painter (Romano-Egyptian, century A. 220 - 250 A. Tempera on wood; 34 × 25 cm × 9 in.

Fayum mummy portrait, late 2nd century) from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

Fayum mummy portrait, late century) from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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