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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by bosko69, May 20, 2024.

  1. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Just saw this online today.It's an ancient Roman painting probably from Fayum,likely done in encaustic-a wax & pigment blend.I zoomed in on the brush/knife strokes of the piece-amazing work.
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I knew someone who looked like this:

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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    You've seen the wonderful collection in The Met, I'm sure.

    Debora
     
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  4. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    The wonderful mummy portraits of Fayum.Those 2000 year old portraits look so contemporary.
     
  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I have. And I love looking at the jewellery from antiquity. I always think, We've never done it any better.
     
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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The Cairo Museum. It drove me to consider crime. ;)
     
  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    -or erect a tiny house in the museum !
     
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