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October 17, 2019, 5:12 am UTC    
August 06, 2007 05:41AM
Some portraits from Europe and even going all the way back to the Greeks varied from one another. Features like nose shape, eyes, hair color, build, face width, face height and so forth. What usually happens is that famous figures from ancient times have sometimes many images done of them by various people for various reasons, some done first hand and others second or third hand (copies of other works). Many times what historians do in these cases is look at the pieces and find those that are consistently similar and generalize from that.

A good example, portraits of Shakespeare:

[rss.canadianshakespeares.ca]

I agree that artist skill had a lot to do with it, along with the styles of the various artists as well.

Case in point, the tombs of Sennedjem, Irynefer and pached which show the same overall artistic style:

[www.osirisnet.net]

[www.osirisnet.net]

[www.osirisnet.net]





Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2007 06:04AM by Doug M.
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Oh Yeah?

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