Ancient Egyptian Clothing
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Fayum Mummy Portraits usually depict a single person, showing the head, or head and upper chest, viewed frontally. The background is always monochrome, sometimes with decorative elements. In terms of artistic tradition, the images clearly derive more from Graeco-Roman traditions than Egyptian ones. The population of the Fayum area was greatly enhanced by a wave of Greek immigrants during the Ptolemaic period.
History - Ancient History in depth: Voices from Ancient Egypt Gallery
Image of a mummy portrait of a young woman dating from the Roman period. The lives of Tawe, the Dancer and her twin sister Taous are known from a remarkable series of papers written in Greek and Egyptian during the middle years of the second century BC.