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Investigating color on a Roman-Egyptian mummy portrait

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This week a team from the Detroit Institute of Arts conservation department traveled to the Kelsey to take a closer look at one of our Fayoum mummy portraits. The portrait is normally … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – June

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This month’s ugly object, a blown glass vessel from the Fayoum region of Egypt, wasn’t meant to be ugly. If you look past its flaws, you’ll notice the vessel’s attractive shape and … Continue reading

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