Handling Session: Mummy Portraits

Date: Thursdays and Sundays September 4 - October 30, 2014, at 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Reading Room, Getty Villa

Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

How were mummy portraits painted in Roman Egypt? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Explore tools and materials used by ancient artists, ranging from pigments to beeswax, and discover the tempera and encaustic painting techniques used to create these unique portraits. This is a free, drop-in program.

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