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Conversations around Funerary Portraits

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Oct 12 2022
Conversations around Funerary Portraits

Fragmentary portrait of a woman, Egypt, second half 2nd century CE. Support: imported European lime wood (Tilia europaea); binder: beeswax; pigments: lead white, red and yellow ochres, carbon black, natrojarosite, Egyptian blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. A. Kingsley Potter, 1946.44.

Join conservators Sally Woodcock and Narayan Khandekar for a virtual conversation on how grief is expressed in ancient Egyptian portraits.

Join paintings conservator Sally Woodcock and conservation scientist Narayan Khandekar for a virtual conversation on how grief is expressed in ancient Egyptian portraits and teaching about loss.

Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward is a collaborative effort drawing from the expertise of staff across the museums and other members of our community. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect upon objects that represent the deceased and were once intimately connected with their

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