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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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


Much of the spectacular jewelry we know from ancient Egypt was found in tombs.  But are these necklaces, bracelets, and rings intended specifically for use only in the afterlife?  Did their owners use some or all of these pieces during their lifetimes? If so, were any of the pieces used for specific ceremonies?  This presentation will explore the meaning and function of the exquisite pieces of jewelry found in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's exhibition Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs.

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.


September 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Adorned for Eternity

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


Presented by Dr. Diana Craig Patch Lila Acheson Wallace Curator in Charge, Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event. IN PERSON: Seating is limited and unassigned. LIVE STREAM: online (

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