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Portraits from the El Fayun

Portraits from the El Fayun

Portraits from the El Fayun

We present here a series of oil paintings on wooden board, inspired in original portraits from the El Fayun, which were realized by the painter Fabiola Aliaga.

Each piece is unique.

It is a work of an oil painting on a wooden board. It is a reproduction of a portrait from El Fayun, (I century BC).

The portraits from El Fayun are part of the most beautiful portraits that are painted on wood and are still preserved from the Roman period. These are portraits that were left between the bandages of mummies that represent faithfully the deceased person. They date from the period of Roman occupation in Egypt, the period between the end of the first century BC to beyond the first century after Christ.

They are part of the tradition of paintings on wood, one of the most respected forms of art in the classical world.
El Fayum is an immense oasis in the desert of Egypt. It is located about 30 kilometers west of the Nile. El Fayum was in ancient times the XXI Nome of Upper Egypt.

It is a realistic painting, even if the eyes are represented very large in order to manifest the inner life of the character, the eyes are the windows to the soul. These portraits have a suggestive and unique beauty, which is located between the Greek painting, the Roman realistic art, and religion of ancient Egypt.


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Portraits of El Fayun -(01). 41x24cm

Oil on wood. A replica of a Roman portrait of the Egyptian province of El Fayun , (First Century BC ).

900.00 *
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Portraits of El Fayun -(02). 46x33cm

Oil on wood. A replica of a Roman portrait of the Egyptian province of El Fayun , (First Century BC ).

900.00 *
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can be shipped within 7 days

Portraits of El Fayun -(03). 50x30cm

Oil on wood. A replica of a Roman portrait of the Egyptian province of El Fayun , (First Century BC ).

900.00 *
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Stock: 1
can be shipped within 7 days

Portraits of El Fayun -(04). 46x24cm

Oil on wood. A replica of a Roman portrait of the Egyptian province of El Fayun , (First Century BC ).

900.00 *
Available
Stock: 1
can be shipped within 7 days
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