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Produced in Egypt for a relatively short time during the Roman period, from the mid-1st Century A.D. to the 3rd Century A.D., mummy portraits present us with hauntingly life-like portraits, thought to be depicting the deceased at the age of their death. The panel would have been positioned over the head of the mummy and wrapped in place with linen bands. These are found throughout Egypt, however the most celebrated group are from the Fayum, thus lending to the entire group the popular nomenclature ‘Fayum portraits’.