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Portrait of a Boy, Egyptian, Roman period, c. 2nd century AD...only the wealthy could afford to have paintings of themselves

The portraits, many from Fayum, are from a period when Romans followed the Greeks as rulers and their influence is shown (for example Roman fashion). mod

Act II scene vii 71, Menas: These three world-sharers, these competitors,/Are in thy vessel;/let me cut the cable,/And when we are put off,fall to their throats./Then all is thine. [Fayoum mummy portrait.]

Mummy-portrait in encaustic waxes on a wooden panel, depicting a woman wearing a red tunic and elaborate jewellery : Ancient Egyptian, from Hawara, Mid Roman Period, 110-30 AD