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Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits in Roman Egypt (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, February-May 2000, the first major showing in North America of stunning painted mummy portraits that represent a confluence of ancient Egyptian and Roman cultures and the Graeco-Roman painting tradition. The catalog concentrates closely on the paintings, their artistry, and their social context and meaning. Seven contributed essays set the context. The 122 color and 23 bandw illustrations are fully discussed and described by editor Walker, who is affiliated with the British Museum. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Product Details

Author: Walker, Susan

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1)

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Routledge

Release Date: 2000-02-24

Pages: 168

ISBN: 0415927455

ISBN13: 9780415927451