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Mummy Portrait of a Man

Unknown artist0025/0075

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Copenhagen V, Denmark

When Egypt was incorporated into the Roman Empire many Romans moved to the new province. Some became so “Egyptian” that they had their dead embalmed. They did not, however, adopt the Egyptian mummy mask, choosing to use in its place a painted portrait executed in the naturalistic style of their native country.

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