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The so-called ‘mummy portraits’ of Roman Egypt are enigmatic, being still open to a range of interesting scholarly interpretations. Working with materials held by the National Museums of Scotland, this illustrated course will investigate the artistic interactions between Egypt and Rome, and the birth of portraiture.
No previous knowledge required.
Three sessions of two hours each, as follows:
Lectures, class discussion and museum visit.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Doxiadis, E. (1995) The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt. London: Thames and Hudson.
Roberts, P. (2008) Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt. London: British Museum Press.
handouts will be provided.
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