Fayoum Exhibition entitled “Face to Face”

“Shine while you live.

Don’t be sad for a moment.

Life is short

and time demands the end”

The Fayum portraits owe their name to the fact that most of them were found in the area of the same name in Egypt.

The most beautiful of the surviving portraits are clearly Greek in style, with their stylistic roots in the so-called Alexandrian school, and are without a doubt the forerunners of Byzantine icons.

The exhibition “Face to Face” by Mnisaretis Delaporta brings together her replica selections based on the intensity that these portraits connect with the viewer.

The almost metaphysical way in which the depicted dead man appears to be looking at the viewer conveys the spirituality of an afterlife, and is the most important commonality between the Fayum portraits and the Hagiography.

The exhibition is supported by the Archaeological Authority of Chania , of the Municipality of Chania and KEPPEDIH KAM.


Tuesday 9 to Sunday 14 May

Hours: 11.00 – 14.00 and 16.00 – 22.00

St. Rocco (Splatzia)

Source :  www.chania-culture.gr