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Gallery Talk: Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt
Portrait of a woman, Egypt, probably from Philadelphia (near er-Rubayat), second half 2nd century CE. Support: native Egyptian sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus), willow wood (Salix species); binder: animal glue; pigments: bassanite, anhydrite, alunite, red and yellow ochres, bone black, carbon black, madder lake, red lead. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1939.111.
Join Kate Smith and Jen Thum to explore the original context, materials, and making of funerary portraits from Egypt.
Funerary Portraits of Roman Egypt: Facing Forward is a team-curated exhibition that brings together art history, Egyptology, and conservation science to illuminate artists’ processes and the life stories of the people depicted in funerary portraits. Join two exhibition curators as they describe what can be learned when close looking, scientific analysis, and community collaboration combine.
Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.
Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.
Sundays—free to all!
All students with a valid ID
Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)
Harvard Art Museums Friends
Youth under 18
Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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