Nov 18 2021
Reconstructing Queen Amanishakheto’s Musical Ins...

Reconstructing Queen Amanishakheto’s Musical Ins...

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East at Online/Virtual Space

Susanne Gänsicke, Senior Conservator and ​​Head of Antiquities Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Double reed pipes, known as auloi, were popular musical instruments in the ancient Mediterranean. In 1921, archaeologists exploring the necropolis of Meroë (northern Sudan)—as part of the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition—found a large collection of auloi in the pyramid of Nubian Queen Amanishakheto. Susanne Gänsicke will discuss the discovery’s importance and what it reveals about the connections between Nubia and the Mediterranean world as well as the significance of far-reaching musical traditions. She will also share recent efforts to conserve and reconstruct these ancient musical instruments.

Presented by the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Admission Info

Registration is free to all.

Phone: 617-959-3481

Email: hmscpr@hmsc.harvard.edu

Dates & Times

2021/11/18 - 2021/11/18

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space