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Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public.

The relationship between humans and animals is complex, with mutual dependencies that are practical, psychological, and even theological. Ancient Egyptian animal mummies are a particular manifestation of this web of interrelations. Salima Ikram will discuss different types of Egyptian animal mummies and explain how and why they were made, the theological and aesthetic decisions that went into their “packaging,” and what each type meant to the ancient Egyptians. She will also illustrate how animal mummies shape perceptions of ancient Egypt and influence contemporary thought and art.

Details

Date:
October 12, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
Website:
https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/divine-creatures-animal-mummies-ancient-egypt

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
617-496-1027