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The Art Fund Lecture: Celebration in Ancient Egyptian Art Image
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The Art Fund Lecture: Celebration in Ancient Egyptian Art

Thursday 14th November, 2013

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Price: £10.00

Ages: Adults

Lecturer: Lucy Gahlin 

Celebration in Ancient Egyptian Art

Lucy Gahlin

Thursday 14 November, 2.30 pm ‘Follow your desire, allow the heart to forget’, so sang the ancient Egyptian harpist as he encouraged partygoers to relax and have a good time. This lecture explores the depiction of celebration in Egyptian art, from elaborate temple festivals to banquets with family and friends. Examining ancient imagery to explore the clothes and adornments worn, the food and drink consumed and the entertainment enjoyed, particular attention is paid to the banqueting scenes on the walls of non-royal tombs at Thebes, painted during the prosperous New Kingdom era (c. 1550 – c.1069 BC)


Part of the Art of Ancient Civilisations lecture series, organised by the Art Fund and taking place in the Lecture Theatre at the Wallace Collection


Booking through the Art Fund: please call 0844 415 4100 (Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm)