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.
February 11, 2017, 10:00 PM - 3:15 PM
The Priest, the Prince, and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Dr. Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Admission: Lecture is free and open to the public; donations are always gratefully accepted