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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


The Egyptians and Etruscans are distinctly different cultures, yet their funerary traditions share common features. This can be best analyzed through tomb paintings and mortuary and magical items prepared for the deceased’s journey to the netherworld. This webinar will explore the fascinating parallels of the Egyptian and Etruscan depiction of “demons” in tomb chambers and on sarcophagi. It will examine how the visual program of funerary art negotiated demonic iconography in similar and distinct ways.

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.


May 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 03:30 PM (PDT)

Deciphering Demons: Underworld Figures in Egypt and Etruria

This lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. An e-confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Presented by Dr. Rita Lucarellli, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Near Eastern Studies, Faculty Curator of Egyptology, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and Dr. Lisa Pieraccini, Adjunct Associate Professor, History of Art, Fellow, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Faculty Affiliate, Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley


This program is free and open to the public; registration is required

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