Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

The Battle of Kadesh looms large in our perception of Ramses the Great – and, to judge from his many representations of it, in his perception of himself. But how did he represent himself in Nubia? And what was life like in Nubia under Ramses’ rule?  These and other questions will be addressed in this lecture.

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.



January 21, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

Ramses the Great through Nubian Eyes

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


Presented by Dr. Rita Freed John F. Cogan and Mary L. Cornille Chair Emerita, Art of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and the Near East, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Admission: Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event. IN PERSON: Seating is limited and unassigned. The Koret Auditorium will open its doors at 1;30 pm. LIVE STREAM: online (link to come).
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