"Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt"

Art, Painting
"Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt"
Photograph: Courtesy Northwestern University

When Egyptians were mummified centuries ago, some were wrapped with paintings of themselves. The Block Museum’s new exhibit displays portraits recovered from the ancient city of Tebtunis, exploring how archaeologists and art historians have collaborated to understand the creative custom.

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