Jacques-Édouard Berger, Rosario Pintaudi. Texts by Klaus Perlasca, Jacques-Édouard Berger and Rosario Pintaudi
1985 / 172 PAGES.
Language: Three editions: Italian, French, Spanish
This volume presents a selection of mummy portraits found in the Fayum oasis in Egypt and dating back to the Roman era. The realism of the faces and the quality of the pigments and workmanship make them one of the most important examples of ancient painting.
The Fayum portraits represent a unique example in the ancient archaeological panorama, both because they are a direct record of ancient painting and because of the unusual blend of styles produced among the Greco-Roman colonies in Ancient Egypt, perpetrator of Absolutes and of hypogaea. In the discovery of these perfectly preserved and striking paintings, readers are guided by texts by renowned Egyptologists and art historians of the calibre of Klaus Perlasca, Jacques E. Berger and Rosario Pintaudi.