Mummy Portrait of a Woman (detail), A.D. 175–200, Romano-Egyptian. Tempera on wood. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drawing from Antiquity: Mummy Portraits


The Getty Villa

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Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum’s collection and sights at the Getty Villa. Discover some surprisingly familiar-looking faces among the surviving images of Greco-Roman Egyptians. After looking closely at the Villa’s collection of colorful mummy portraits, learn the different ways they were painted in antiquity and create your own artwork using tempera paints. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place. This is a free program.

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