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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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  1. Cover
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  1. Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project
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  1. Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Part One
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  1. 1Challenges in the Characterization and Categorization of Binding Media in Mummy Portraits
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  1. 2Understanding Wood Choices for Ancient Panel Painting and Mummy Portraits in the APPEAR Project through Scanning Electron Microscopy
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  1. 3The Matter of Madder in the Ancient World
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  1. 4Green Pigments: Exploring Changes in the Egyptian Color Palette through the Technical Study of Roman-Period Mummy Shrouds
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  1. 5Egyptian Blue in Romano-Egyptian Mummy Portraits
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  1. 6Multispectral Imaging Techniques Applied to the Study of Romano‑Egyptian Funerary Portraits at the British Museum
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  1. 7Evaluating Multiband Reflectance Image Subtraction for the Characterization of Indigo in Romano-Egyptian Funerary Portraits
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  1. 8Invisible Brushstrokes Revealed: Technical Imaging and Research of Romano-Egyptian Mummy Portraits
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  1. 9Framing the Heron Panel: Iconographic and Technical Comparanda
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  1. 10A Study of the Relative Locations of Facial Features within Mummy Portraits
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  1. 11From All Sides: The APPEAR Project and Mummy Portrait Provenance
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  1. 12Painted Mummy Portraits in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
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  1. Part Two
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  1. 13Scrutinizing “Sarapon”: Investigating a Mummy Portrait of a Young Man in the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
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  1. 14Defining a Romano-Egyptian Painting Workshop at Tebtunis
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  1. 15Nondestructive Studies of Ancient Pigments on Romano-Egyptian Funerary Portraits of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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  1. 16Painted Roman Wood Shields from Dura-Europos
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  1. 17Characterization of Binding Media in Romano-Egyptian Funerary Portraits
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  1. 18Binding Media and Coatings: Mummy Portraits in the National Museum of Denmark and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. APPEAR Participants
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  1. Contributors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781606066539
Related ISBN
9781606066546
MARC Record
OCLC
1133661706
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-06
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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