The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt
by Doxiadis, Euphrosyne
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1995. Hardcover. VG (DJ has some scuffs and dings; pages are crisp and clean.). Crimson cloth, gilt letters on spine, brown and color illus. dust jacket, 248 pp., color & BW illus. In the first three centuries of life in Roman Egypt, people buried their dead and painted portraits of the deceased on wood panels or linen. Shown here are "some 180 of the finest of the more than 1,000 extant images -- of men, women, and children, young and old, plain and beautiful -- all of whom seem uncannily alive." (dj) Intriguing illustrations, supported by enlightening text.
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