Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

One of the treasures of the Egyptian collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is a small head of an old man, broken off from a statue, in a fine, hard, dark gray-green stone called graywacke. Known as the Boston Green Head after the color of the stone and the place where it now resides, this masterful portrait of a shaven-headed Egyptian priest has a remarkable modern history reaching back to the beginnings of Egyptian archeology. The successive stages of that history and the colorful individuals involved reflect the reception of Egyptian art in the modern era.


Book signing to follow lecture. Copies available in the Legion Bookstore.

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.

PROGRAM

Dates

The Priest, the Prince, and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Dr. Lawrence Berman

Lecture is free and open to the public; donations are always gratefully accepted

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

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"If you build it, they will come": the construction and care of Nemean hero worship

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Plagues, Pestilence, and Pandemics: Disease in El Hibeh

PROGRAM

Round Table: Ancient Democracy, the Present Moment, and the Future of a Political Ideal

PROGRAM

Rehearsed Reading of Euripides' Bacchae

Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter

Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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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.

Dates TBD

EXHIBITION