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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


Kingship in ancient Egypt can be described by ideal behaviors prescribed to rulers in more than one literary work. This talk will consider how New Kingdom rulers through the reign of Ramses III can be seen in the light of those literary models and will indicate what behaviors distinguish these kings from those before and after them. We hope to see hints of what rulers claimed to be doing in their governance of the land but also what effects their rules may have had on the society at all levels.

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.


April 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)

The Kingship is a Perfect Office

This program will be live streamed on Zoom. An e-confirmation will be sent to registered participants.

Presented by Professor Betsy Bryan Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University


Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Donations are welcome.

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