The lecture focuses on ancient Egyptian wooden sculpture, three-dimensional and in relief, over the ages, highlighting Egypt’s broad range of styles and quality, its adaptability, and its penchant for innovation. This presentation will form a context for the Museums’ recent acquisition of the exquisitely carved and painted statuette of Seneb—an unsurpassed example of the art of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt.
To celebrate the Museums' acquisition of Seneb, a twelfth-dynasty painted wooden statuette, and to thank our members, donors, and supporters for making his "adoption" possible.
The Scherman Lecture Series is sponsored by the Scherman Family Foundation.
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
March 21, 2015, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ancient Egyptian Masterpieces: Sculpture in Wood
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by David Silverman, Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, and Curator, Egyptian Section, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Admission: AAC members: Free / Non-AAC members: Suggested donation $5