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Mediums

Encaustic

Encaustic is the use of pigmented wax or dammar resin as a thick, mallible painting medium, heated, blended, and allowed to cool and dry. Encaustic is derived from the Greek word enkaustikos, meaning “to heat or burn in” and the technique was developed by ancient Greek ship builders who added coloring to wax water-sealant to decorate their warships.

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Mummy with an Inserted Panel Portrait of a Youth, Coptic Art

Mummy with an Inserted Panel Portrait of a Youth 80 – 100CE

Portrait of a Young Woman, Coptic Art

Portrait of a Young Woman 200CE

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