Chantry Library Subject Bibliography No. 8: Greco-Roman Funerary Portraits by Jevon Thistlewood

Greco-Roman Funerary Portraits in the Ashmolean Museum Collections © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

We’re delighted to announce the publication of a new online subject bibliography, ‘Conservation of Greco-Roman Funerary Portraits’ by paintings conservator, Jevon Thistlewood.

The earliest unearthing of a mummy portrait was 1615, and these beautiful, naturalistic and near life-sized portraits on panel have fascinated ever since. Find out more about the techniques of production, scientific investigation, archaeological context and conservation in Jevon’s top pick of sources!

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