This contains over 400 images, and will require some time to load. It is also is under more or less permanent construcion, I will finish sorting them all by dynasty eventually.
These are the faces of ancient Egyptians from smaller tomb portraits, not usually including the larger monumental statues, as these have weathered a lot and the facial features are generally indistinct and damaged. These are meant to represent the Egyptian people, in a reasonably accurate and life-like fashion. The older dynastic images are nearer the top. If anyone needs to know the identity of the larger statues for reference, I can supply the names, dates and site found for most, upon request (leave a request in the comments). Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the mummy boards and masks.
As some of the more observant readers have pointed out, some images of various portraits either contradict each each (Tutankhamen is a prime offender), or look nothing like their mummy.
Tutankamun’s many faces. The middle image is somewhat redder than it looks here, and is a thought to be a tailors dummy. The mummy of Tutankhamun is seriously damaged by poor storage, hence the ‘decomp-black’ skin colour (he was described as being a ‘whitish grey’ when first unwrapped).
Tiye. Either the ‘elder woman’ mummy isn’t Tiye (it has a tentative DNA ID on it from hairs in Tut’s tomb) or the busts aren’t very accurate portrayals. Tiyes parents Tuya and Yuya are in the mummy section. It’s not obvious from the balck and white shot, but Tiye has auburn hair and a light skin tone. There’s a great view of her here.
If you really want a better idea of what they all looked like in the flesh, the mummy section at the bottom of the page is pretty comprehensive.
Old Kingdom statues and busts
Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom statues and busts
Unsorted (as yet).
Mummy cases and masks (except Greco-Roman)
Greco-Roman era Mummy boards and masks.
If anyone spots a duplication let me know, as they all start to look the same after the first hundred.
Smaller servant statues and shabti
The Fayum mummy portraits (Greco-Roman era)
These are from around the era of Cleopatra and onwards (Greco-Roman). As you can see by the style of dress these are Hellenised and Romanised Egyptians. They don’t appear to be physically different from the earlier population, and DNA studies on modern Egyptians have shown only low amounts of European haplotypes in the Northern part of Egypt (about 15% male, so about 7% total).
Studies of the Fayum mummies indicate the only a minority of them were Greeks. They appear to have been the burials of the Greek soldiers/officials, their local wives and Egyptian children and grandchildren. A study on the teeth by JD Irish showed that they didn’t seem to be particularly different from the rest of the population at the time, so the amount of Greek ancestry in them seems to be pretty low.
There are also mummy reconstructions here.
Here is a montage of modern Egyptians, their descendants.