A Getty Article on Investigating a 2nd Century Romano-Egyptian Mummy Portrait-The Individual Has ‘dark curly hair, thick eyebrows, and full lips’

Source: Scrutinizing “Sarapon”: Investigating a Mummy Portrait of a Young Man in the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University (Getty) 2021 A.D.

From the source, “In 2004 the Carlos Museum of Emory University acquired a mummy portrait that depicts a young, beardless man wearing a white tunic (fig. 13.1). He has dark curly hair, thick eyebrows, and full lips. Within a red, tabula ansata–shaped label at the subject’s right, an inscription in Greek provides his name, patronymic, and age at death. He is identified as “Sarap[i]on,”1 son of Haresas, 25 (or 29) years.2 Little more than 3 percent of the approximately one thousand mummy portraits worldwide include texts with the deceased’s name,3 making this example both rare and significant.”

Note: From the source.

Note: From the source.

This source provides another depiction of a Romano-Egyptian era mummy portrait.

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