Face to face. The people behind mummy portraits (Ben van den Bercken, Olaf Kaper, eds) accompanies the first exhibition on Ancient Egyptian mummy portraits in the Netherlands.
Who were the people portrayed? How were they depicted and why? Who were they seen by? And: how do we think about self-presentation and being remembered in an age of selfies and fluid identities? In this lushly illustrated book, readers not only get to know the people portrayed, but also the makers, relatives, collectors, archaeologists and researchers who play a role in these portraits.