24 February: Art for the Afterlife: Egyptian Tomb Paintings

Zoom presentation by Lucia Gahlin

The ancient Egyptians had the most extraordinarily elaborate burial practices and funerary beliefs. This day explores the mysterious world of the Ancient Egyptian afterlife through the art on the walls of their tombs. Focusing on the tombs of the New Kingdom period (c1500 – c1000 BC), when Egypt was at the height of its power and prosperity under pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. Exploring the scenes on the walls of royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the nearby tombs of their high officials, and the small but colourful tombs of the artists responsible for all funerary art on the west bank at Luxor during this time. Also, the stunning array of funerary goods with which they chose to be buried – both a feast for the eyes, and of much religious significance.

Three lectures, starting at 10:30 with breaks for Tea/Coffee and Lunch, ending by 15:30. A recording of the day will be available for 7 days afterwards. Please contact Ann Joyce on ann@aejoyce.me.uk to register to receive the links.
Cost £10, payable by bank transfer, to sort code 40-52-40, account 00014465, with reference ‘Study’ and your name.