An Greco-Roman terracotta figure of a nude eroticon. The chubby youth with pleasant facial expression, is depicted seated, with his hands holding his huge phallus, curving along the left side of his body, extending over his shoulder. Ptolemaic Period, 300-32 B.C.
Egyptian COPY of Fayyoum hand painted portrait of a woman, AFTER THE ANTIQUE 18TH CENT.
The Egyptian art of portrait, however, includes wonderful models of portraits depicting ordinary people. Ancient Egyptians had a special belief in preserving the dead body intact through mummification to enjoy the other world. As the dead body should be placed in a coffin, it should then include a photo or a portrait of the mummy. ...click for details
Egyptian limestone figure of seated Harpokrates with a wine amphora on the front
Late Egyptian period, 600 BC
The name Harpokrates is the Hellenized version of the Egyptian phrase meaning 'Horus the child'. Harpokrates was a form of the god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. He was represented as a naked child, with a sidelock of youth an ...click for details