LOST WORLDS & ANCIENT PORTRAITS
THE BEAUTIFUL MUMMY
Is she truly from the 3rd century? A citizen of Roman Egypt, some 1800 years old, her timeless beauty lost for centuries in an ancient tomb. Now in the Louvre’s collection, her mummy portrait* is accessible via digital technology in an online museum tour. For she may not have the fame of a Julius Caesar, but those soulful eyes will outlast the memory of his Imperial power.
*The portrait, painted on a wood or board panel, was once attached to the deceased’s mummy. Her nickname is L’Europeenne (or The European). Note; the emerald brooch in the center.
The above image is used solely for educational purposes.