When:
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 6:00p -
8:00p

Where:
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, University

Event website:
https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/divine-creatures-animal-mummies-ancient-egypt

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.

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