Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

There can be little doubt that when the body of pharaoh Ramesses II was prepared for burial, Egyptian embalmers applied state-of-the-art methods to it. But what were those methods and how did they compare to the treatments lavished on other mummies of the time? While the number of intact mummies of the 19th Dynasty are relatively rare, it is possible, nevertheless, to reconstruct the principles recognized by professional embalmers of the period through reference to the writings of Ramesside times and by examining data acquired in historical unwrappings and in modern CT studies. This presentation will take a fresh look at how mummification developed for elite and common people alike during the New Kingdom.


This program is supported by Elizabeth Moyer, PhD, and Michael Powanda, PhD; Bernard and Jane von Bothmer, in honor of the late Bernard V. Bothmer; and Sheila Wishek.

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.

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PROGRAM

November 5, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ozymandias Undertaken: an overview of New Kingdom mummification patterns

In person (Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118) and livestream (link to come)

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Presented by Dr. Jonathan Elias Director, Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium

Admission: Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event. IN PERSON: Seating is limited and unassigned. Tickets are distributed on a first-come first-served basis in front of the Koret Auditorium an hour before the presentation begins. Lecture tickets do not include admission to the exhibition. LIVE STREAM: online (link to come).
Covid-19 guidance: https://deyoung.famsf.org/covid-updates

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