Fayum Portraits

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Author  Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter
Publisher  Assouline Publishing
Publication Date   January 17, 2005
ISBN  2843236282
Pages  80

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Miraculously hidden in the shroud of the Egyptian desert are a thousand portraits of Fayum (so named because of the region where most of them were found). These portraits have fascinated throughout the centuries because of their uncanny presence.This book attempts to uncover the secret of these fragments of faces, these pieces of memory...

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