British Museum, London/Bridgeman Art Library

The magnificent gilded portrait of a young man was affixed to his red-painted mummy case. A Greek inscription on the case identifies the youth as one Artemidorus; a CAT scan of his remains puts his age at around 20. Artemidorus’s Greek name, the Roman-style portrait and the Egyptian imagery on the mummy case (the jackal-god Anubis can be seen just below his portrait) are representative of the vivid multiculturalism of Roman-period Egypt.