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Roman Empire Art: Roman Art, Warren Cup, Fractio Panis, Dura-Europos Synagogue, Pinacotheca Books LLC

Roman Empire Art: Roman Art, Warren Cup, Fractio Panis, Dura-Europos Synagogue, Pinacotheca

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Published July 9th 2011
ISBN : 9781157132950
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36 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Late Roman Empire art, Roman Empire paintings, Roman Empire sculptures, Fayum mummy portraits,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Late Roman Empire art, Roman Empire paintings, Roman Empire sculptures, Fayum mummy portraits, Pompeii, Roman art, Warren Cup, Spolia, Tomb of Aline, Pompeian Styles, Chronography of 354, Symmachi-Nicomachi diptych, Velificatio, Roman sculpture, Persian-Sassanid art patterns, Fractio Panis, Missorium of Theodosius I, Sevso Treasure, Consular diptych, Dura-Europos synagogue, Poet and Muse diptych, Dura-Europos church, Severan Tondo, Profectio, Diocletian window, Corbridge Lion, Cramond Lioness, Imperial diptych, Pinacotheca, Gladiator Mosaic, Adventus. Excerpt: Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) is the modern term given to a type of realistic painted portraits on wooden boards attached to mummies from the Coptic period. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. In fact, the Fayum portraits are the only large body of art from that tradition to have survived. Mummy portraits have been found across Egypt, but are most common in the Faiyum Basin, particularly from Hawara and Antinoopolis, hence the common name. Faiyum Portraits is generally thought of as a stylistic, rather than a geographic, description. While painted Cartonnage mummy cases date back to pharaonic times, the Faiyum mummy portraits were an innovation dating to the Coptic period on time of the Roman occupation of Egypt. They date to the Roman period, from the late 1st century BC or the early 1st century AD onwards. It is not clear when their production ended, but recent research suggests the middle of the 3rd century. They are among the largest groups among the very few survivors of the highly prestigious panel painting tradition of the classical world, which was continued into Byzantine and Western traditions in the post-classical world, includ...