Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Torso of a God

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, last decade of the reign of Amenhotep III, 1359-1349 B.C.

This almost life-size torso was probably carved for the royal jubilee (sed-festival) of the pharaoh Amenhotep III. The loss of the head and the absence of an inscription make it impossible to identify the figure.

Granodiorite

H 38

Gift of the M. H. de Young Endowment Fund

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Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

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AD 79: When Time Froze in Pompeii

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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides’ "Bacchae"

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Workshop: Cultural Heritage and Antiquities

Please help us keep Ptolemy I Soter—Alexander the Great’s general and the founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty which ended with Cleopatra—in San Francisco.

The Ancient Art Council is seeking your help to acquire this Egyptian limestone relief of a Ptolemaic king in a devotional pose. Any amount will help.