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Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project
edited by Marie Svoboda and Caroline Cartwright
J. Paul Getty Trust, The, 2020
eISBN: 978-1-60606-653-9 | Paper: 978-1-60606-654-6
Library of Congress Classification ND1327.E3A67 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 759.0216

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This publication presents fascinating new findings on ancient Romano-Egyptian funerary portraits preserved in international collections. Once interred with mummified remains, nearly a thousand funerary portraits from Roman Egypt survive today in museums around the world, bringing viewers face-to-face with people who lived two thousand years ago. Until recently, few of these paintings had undergone in-depth study to determine by whom they were made and how.
 
An international collaboration known as APPEAR (Ancient Panel Paintings: Examination, Analysis, and Research) was launched in 2013 to promote the study of these objects and to gather scientific and historical findings into a shared database. The first phase of the project was marked with a two-day conference at the Getty Villa. Conservators, scientists, and curators presented new research on topics such as provenance and collecting, comparisons of works across institutions, and scientific studies of pigments, binders, and supports. The papers and posters from the conference are collected in this publication, which offers the most up-to-date information available about these fascinating remnants of the ancient world.
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