Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Egyptian Funerary Art
I think this guy changed my spark plugs last week!

click on these images to enlarge. I like the fellow above the best...I almost feel that I know him!

A Roman Babe...dead these many years, alas!

And her mother!

Its hard to believe that these realistic portraits actually decorated the coffins of the people in the portraits. The realism is more than stunning!

Clearly I need to visit Egypt now!

Until then, please visit it vicariously with me!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I'd say my favourite is the one of the older woman -- very cool to see non-idealized portraiture.