The “Mummy Portraits” of Roman Egypt: Status, Ethnicity, and Magic

Geological Lecture Hall 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Lorelei H. Corcoran, Professor of Art History; Director, Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology University of Memphis In ancient Egypt, one of the final steps in the mummification process was to equip the body with a permanent face covering that helped to protect the head and also to ritually transform the deceased into a god. […]