Jul 28, 2017 the faiyum also given as fayoum, fayum, and faiyum oasis was a region of ancient egypt known for its fertility and the abundance of plant and animal life. The mysterious fayum portraits faces from ancient egypt book. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum opens sunday at. Download book mysterious fayum portraits in pdf format. Faces from ancient egypt by euphrosyne doxiadis 1995, hardcover at the best online prices at ebay.
The mysterious fayum portraits by euphrosyne doxiadis, 9780810933316, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Moving through the galleries, as if traversing the lake or walking through the narrative of the book itself, visitors encountered works of art that portrayed the divine figures. Pdf download mysterious fayum portraits read online. The picture comes from the fayum oasis, a wealthy district on the left bank of the nile about 65 miles south of cairo. The book of the faiyum is an ancient egyptian local monograph celebrating the faiyum. It was dug up from a graveyard there more than a century ago, and is one of about a thousand such images, dating from around the time of christ until 300 ad or later, that have survived long years underground and now lie scattered among the collections of the worlds great. It has also been classified generically as a cult topographical priestly manual. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum by horst beinlich, regine. According to eurosyne doxiadis in her book entitled the mysterious fayum portraits. Mystery in a known landscape the book of the fayum is the modern name for a group of grecoroman period egyptian texts providing a map or description of the fayum district, a name that has become standard since beinlichs 1991 publication of all the material then known. In mysterious lands, edited by david oconnor and stephen quirke, 183 202.
Download pdf mysterious fayum portraits free usakochan pdf. On the occasion of an exhibition held at the walters art museum, baltimore, october 6, 20 january 5. Ancient origins articles related to fayum in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. The greats of the renaissance and postrenaissance, such as titian and rembrandt, had great predecessors in the ancient world. The text is known from multiple sources dating to ptolemaic and roman egypt 332 bce 359 ce. Euphrosyne doxiadis in the first three centuries a.
These people, and many of their contemporaries throughout the nile valley, embalmed the bodies of their dead and then. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum displays approximately 80 works of ancient egyptian art, including statues, reliefs, parts of coffins, papyri, and jewelry. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum by horst beinlich. Introduction within the 1st3rd centuries in the fayum basin, egyptians developed a practice of painting portraits of their loved ones on either wood or linen panels. The mysterious fayum portraits by euphrosyne doxiadis goodreads. Reproduced in this arresting book are some 180 of the finest of the more than 1,000 extant images of men, women, and children, young and old, plain and beautiful all of whom seem uncannily alive.
A art history book written by an artist, what a concept. Faces from ancient egypt the dry climate of the region preserved many of the paintings until today. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum runs through jan. The exhibition is entitled egypts mysterious book of the faiyum. See more ideas about egyptian mummies, ancient art and ancient egypt. The fayum portraits are by far the most important body of portraiture to have survived antiquity. The exhibition centered on the faiyum, an oasis in the desert to the west of the nile. Moving through the galleries, as if traversing the lake or walking through the narrative of the book itself, visitors will encounter works of art that portray the divine figures. Euphrosine doxiadis, an artist and author of the book the mysterious fayum portraits, said in 20. History, culture, and analysis of the fayum mummy portraits. The genre was continued by practitioners of byzantine art, notably in the form of encaustic icon painting which was developed in middle eastern monasteries, like the 6thcentury monastery of st catherine in sinai, founded in.
On view at the walters art museum is a very special and mysterious book. The book of the faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated ancient papyrus depicting egypts faiyum oasis, a center of prosperity and ritual during the grecoroman. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the classical world. This book is a clear example showing art had reached paramount under the classical culture. The mysterious fayum portraits faces from ancient egypt author doxiadis, euphrosyne. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum celebrates the ancient egyptian crocodile god good news planet. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum breanna wucinich.
The fayum portraits were created by the people of a flourishing district of roman egypt during the first three centuries ad. Feb 15, 2016 nearly 1,000 fayum mummy portraits have been discovered, and are held by museums across the world. Mummy portraits or fayum mummy portraits also faiyum mummy portraits are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to upper class mummies from roman egypt. Located 62 miles 100 kilometers south of memphis modern cairo, the faiyum was once an arid desert basin which became a lush oasis when a branch of the nile river silted up and diverted. Illustrating almost 200 of the portraits, euphrosyne doxiadiss book combines arresting beauty with uptodate scholarship. You can read online mysterious fayum portraits here in pdf, epub, mobi or docx formats the mysterious fayum portraits. Read book pdf online here pdf download mysterious fayum portraits read online. I first saw this book in the getty villa reading room, and aquired it here at a nice discount. Selecting the most interesting of the paintings, the author.
Jan 17, 2016 read book pdf online here pdf download mysterious fayum portraits read online. History, culture, and analysis of the fayum mummy portraits 1. This is a hauntingly beautiful book that invites the owner to open it again and transport. Nearly 1,000 fayum mummy portraits have been discovered, and are held by museums across the world. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The fayum portraits have an almost disturbing lifelike quality and intensity, says euphrosyne doxiadis, an artist who lives in athens and paris and is the author of the mysterious fayum. A must have or read for anyone interested in encaustic, fayum portraits, or ancient greekegyptian history. No wear to book, half cm edge tear to rear of dust jacket. Moving through the galleries, as if traversing the lake or walking through the narrative of.
These fayum mummy portraits have intrigued historians for. The many astonishingly beautiful faces that greet the reader from the pages of this book are supported by a scholarly text. Mysterious fayum portraits by euphrosyne doxiadis this reference is full of information and many color and black and white images. The mysterious fayum portraits book san francisco public. Paintings of this type, were often painted in the elaborate technique, using pigments mixed with hot or cold beeswax and other ingredients such as egg. Find the mysterious fayum portraits by doxiadis, euphrosyne at biblio.
Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum regine schulz, alfried wieczorek eds. This book also makes for easy comparisons of christian iconography. Euprhosynes book, the mysterious fayum portraits, shows how this ancient technique was used for mummy portraits in first century egypt. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum will be on view at the walters through january 5, 2014. Mysterious fayum portraits doxiadis, euphrosyne on. In the old egyptian tradition, these people embalmed the bodies of their dead, but then they placed over the mummy, a painted portrait to preserve the memory of each individual. Illustrating almost 200 of the portraits, this book combines arresting beauty with uptodate scholarship. A mysterious 2,000 yearold book mount vernon, baltimore. Horst beinlich, regine schulz, alfried wieczorek hg. Annotated bibliography doxiadis, euphrosyne, the mysterious fayum portraits. The fayum, a flourishing metropolitan community in an. Reproduced in this arresting book are some 180 of the finest of the more than. The fayum mummy portraits are among a tiny number of other panel paintings to have survived from classical antiquity. The mysterious fayum portraits by doxiadis, euphrosyne.
Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The mysterious fayum portraits by euphrosyne doxiadis. The oldest modernist paintings history smithsonian magazine. Buy this book made in the lush fayum region of grecoroman egypt. Its entitled the book of the faiyum, a 20foot scroll made from. Faces from ancient egypt 9780500282175 by doxiadis, euphrosyne. New clues to ancient roman art discovered in egyptian mummy. The fayum portraits are by far the largest body of ancient easelpainting to have survived. A mysterious 2,000 yearold book mount vernon cultural district. The book of the faiyum is an ancient egyptian local monograph celebrating the faiyum region of egypt and its patron deity, the crocodile god sobek.
Dec 16, 2014 the picture comes from the fayum oasis, a wealthy district on the left bank of the nile about 65 miles south of cairo. Book of fayum with images ancient egyptian, egypt art, egypt. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum offers a new look at ancient egypt. It primarily functioned as a mythologized map of the faiyum. Over 1,000 portraits have so far been discoveredmen, women, and children, young and old, plain and beautiful, painted in perfect realism or in vivid stylization. Description the mysterious fayum portraits by euphrosyne doxiadis these remarkable paintings take their name from a district of roman egypt, whose people in the first three centuries ad included greeks, egyptians, romans, syrians, libyans, nubians and jews. Faces from ancient egypt 01 by euphrosyne doxiadis, dorothy j. Mysterious fayum portraits euphrosyne doxiadis, author, dorothy j. Book of fayum book of the faiyum the book of the faiyum is an ancient egyptian local monograph celebrating the faiyum region of egypt and its patron deity, the crocodile god sobek. It goes beyond the usual exhibition subject matter of mummies and tombs, preparations for the afterlife, and the famous pharaohs by exploring ancient egyptian artistry, mythology, and religious iconography. Egypts mysterious book of the faiyum displayed approximately 80 works of ancient egyptian art, including statues, reliefs, parts of coffins, papyri, and jewelry.1518 993 1208 1312 32 1334 591 1677 1663 563 1356 478 1206 1491 222 1394 767 380 575 1543 1005 1148 813 1222 441 1186 1155 624 1006 244 1391 987