This lecture explores how Tutankhamun’s subjects furnished their tombs on a budget. To guarantee their entrance to the next world, their strategies included choosing cheaper materials, combining two or more necessary objects into one item, or even buying a coffin second hand.
A Docent Council Art History Lecture. Cosponsored by the Docent Council.
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.
June 11, 2009, 5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Furnishing a Tomb for Tutankhamun's Subjects
Koret Auditorium, de Young
Presented by Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum
Admission: Free/AAC members and docents; $4/general; $3/FAMSF members