Lecture:Egyptian Art: Case Studies at the Intersection of Art History and Egyptology

WhenOctober 12, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
WhereOriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Contact InformationOriental Institute - Events Coordinator
DescriptionLorelei H. Corcoran
Professor of Art History and Director
The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis

This discussion will explore the interconnectedness of material culture and writing. What can “looking closely” at Egyptian art, including objects with and without texts, contribute to our understanding, not only of Egyptian aesthetics but of Egyptian world view? Case studies include the use of symmetry, the role of color, Romano-Egyptian portrait mummies and the jewelry from the burial of Tutankhamun.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Lectures
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