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The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt - Euphrosyne Doxiadis
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[SR: 2076597], Gebundene Ausgabe, [EAN: 9780500237137], Thames & Hudson Ltd, Thames & Hudson Ltd, Book, [PU: Thames & Hudson Ltd], Thames & Hudson Ltd, The Fayum, a flourishing metropolitan community in ancient Egypt, consisted of Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, Libyans, and others. Like many of their contemporaries throughout the Nile Valley, these people embalmed their dead and then painted commemorative portraits of them, usually on wood or linen, to be placed over the mummies. Looking into the well-preserved, startlingly lifelike faces collected in this beautiful volume, one can trace the earliest roots of portraiture as it began in these Greco-Roman Fayum, or mummy, portraits, and continued through the Renaissance to the present. Despite their ancient history, the stylized portraits appear strikingly modern and painterly, with echoes of Modigliani and Matisse. Having experimented with them herself, Euphrosyne Doxiadis describes in detail the painting techniques and materials. Also included are fascinating notes on the clothing, jewelry, and hairstyles of the period., 60177011, Geschichte & Kritik, 59670011, Kunst & Fotografie, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 60181011, Altertum & Antike, 60179011, Schulen, Strömungen & Stile, 59670011, Kunst & Fotografie, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 65151011, Ägypten, 65383011, Altertum, 65140011, Geschichte, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 54682011, Religion & Esoterik, 55364011, Andere Bräuche, 55229011, Belletristik, 54683011, Bibel & Weitere Heilige Schriften, 54792011, Buddhismus, 54807011, Christentum, 55236011, Hinduismus, 55246011, Islam, 55266011, Judentum, 55219011, Naturreligionen, 55305011, New Age, 55333011, Okkultismus, 55376011, Religionswissenschaft, 55554011, Religiöse Kunst, 55398011, Spiritualität, 55354011, Weitere östliche Religionen, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher

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The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt. Foreword by Dorothy J. Thompson. - DOXIADIS, Euphrosyne
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[EAN: 9780500237137], Near Fine, [PU: London: Thames and Hudson, 1995 [1996].], ART, ARCHAEOLOGY, EGYPT, EGYPTOLOGY, ANCIENT, HISTORY, PORTRAITS, PORTRAITURE, Social Science|Archaeology, First Edition, reprinted with revisions. 248 pp; 124 illus. + other unnumbered illus. Original cloth, folio. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket.

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The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt

Originally published to accompany the major British Museum exhibition "Ancient Faces" in 1997, Euphrosyne Doxiadis' acclaimed book The Mysterious Fayum Portraits, Faces from Ancient Egypt is now available in paperback.

In 31BC the Romans succeeded the Greeks to become rulers of Egypt. Egyptian burial practices, including mummification, persisted despite Roman supremacy, but by the 1st century AD the Romans had added something of their own--portraits, painted in a Greek naturalistic style to preserve the memory of the individual for the mummy's future life. Over 1000 of these fascinating portraits have been discovered over the course of the last two centuries, the majority of which were found in Fayum, a lush, green area to the south of Cairo. It is for this reason that the paintings are known collectively as the Fayum Portraits. Until Doxiadis began her extensive research, the portraits had been languishing in virtual obscurity, scattered ad hoc in collections throughout Europe. As the author points out, they have been neglected by academics as, victims of their multicultural heritage, they belong to Egyptology and Classicism in equal measure and as a result have often been ignored by both disciplines. Doxiadis' approach is insightful in that she draws on her own background to look at the portraits from the point of view of the painter. Portraits are grouped according to where they were found and explanatory text sets them in their social, historical and geographical context. She shows great sensitivity to style and technique, drawing valid comparisons between the anonymous portrait painters and the likes of Rembrandt, Modigliani and Picasso. One of the greatest achievements of this stunning book is that the author has managed to bring the disparate collection together to be viewed as a body of work. The book contains over 100 exquisite colour plates where the faces of antiquity gaze out from the pages. The mystery that surrounds the portraits is part of their attraction; we can draw limited conclusions based on dress, hair styles and jewellery but for the most part these men, women and children are anonymous faces in the crowd reaching the viewer across time, "glowing with a flame of immortal life". --Sarah Crawford

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ISBN (ISBN-10): 0500237131
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Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

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