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Gallery Talk: Funerary Portraits of 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 Georgina Rayner and Susanne Ebbinghaus 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.
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.
Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.
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The Harvard Art Museums are accessible for visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Accessible entrances are located on Quincy Street, Prescott and Broadway. Visitors arriving via paratransit van or similar are recommended to use the entrance on Broadway, which allows a right-side exit from the vehicle.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan in the lobby free of charge. Wheelchair-accessible seating and assistive-listening devices are available in our lecture halls. Large text (18-point font) Visitor Guides are available in print and via iPads on loan from our Admissions desk for visitors with low vision. We also offer handheld magnifiers.
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