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The Art of Ancient Egypt Lucia Gahlin Friday 07 February 2020

We will explore the development of art in ancient Egypt from its emergence c.4000 BC through to the vibrant scenes in the tombs of the pharaohs and nobles of Egypt’s heyday, the so-called New Kingdom (c.1550-c.1069BC). This canon of art remained remarkably unchanged over the 3000 years of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. So it is all the more startling when we find innovation. We will end the day by exploring a unique period of ancient Egyptian art, that of the reign of the ‘heretic pharaoh’ Akhenaten whose religious beliefs and accompanying art were extraordinary for the time. 

The three sessions will cover:

THE EMERGENCE OF ART IN ANCIENT EGYPT

ART FOR AN AFTERLIFE: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TOMB SCENES AND FUNERARY GOODS 

THE ART OF AKHENATEN & NEFERTITI, ANCIENT EGYPT'S UNIQUE ROYAL COUPLE