Fayum – Portrait

Fayum portrait

This Fayum portrait is part of around 1,000 portraits found by archaeologists in the Fayoum governorate in Egypt. These portraits have been painted from the first centuries to the fourth, and are visual representations through this area at this time populations.
These portraits represent the ultimate evolution of sarcophagi and funerary masks.
The Fayum portraits were painted during the lifetime of the model and placed in correspondence with the head of the dead.
This portrait is made in encaustic with natural pigments and painted on wooden board.

This page show several level of this copy work. Use of old techniques.
Portrait painted on wood and use of pigments of mineral origin, mixed with binders (wax mixed with turpentine).

                                                           Copy by Lara Martin

Original version





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