During ancient Egypt’s last dynasty, a massive cultural exchange occurred between Greeks and Egyptians.
During ancient Egypt’s last dynasty, a massive cultural exchange occurred between Greeks and Egyptians, then reflected in art and cultural practices. Learn how this Greco-Egyptian legacy influenced portrayals of the dead, such as for Herakleides.
Getty has joined forces with Smarthistory to bring you an in-depth look at select works within our collection, whether you’re looking to learn more at home or want to make art more accessible in your classroom. This six-part video series illuminates art history concepts through fun, unscripted conversations between art historians, curators, archaeologists, and artists, committed to a fresh take on the history of visual arts.
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Meet the Portrait Mummy of Herakleides (Getty)
Investigating Herakleides: A Portrait Mummy from Roman Egypt (Getty interactive on Google Arts and Culture)
Lorelei H. Corcoran, Marie Svoboda, Herakleides: A Portrait Mummy from Roman Egypt (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011)
Roman Egypt on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History