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