When:
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 6:00p -
7:30p

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

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, Lectures & Conferences, University

Event website:
https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/breaking-noses-egyptian-statues

Why are the noses broken on Egyptian statues? Why were other sculpted body parts, including eyes, mouths, arms, and feet, purposely shattered in antiquity? Focusing on the ancient world of the pharaohs and on the Late Antique world that emerged following Egyptian conversion to Christianity, Edward Bleiberg will examine the patterns of damage inflicted on Egyptian images for personal, political, religious, and criminal reasons. He will also highlight how close inspection of statue damage can reveal who damaged the statue and why.

EDWARD BLEIBERG
Senior Curator, Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum

Lecture. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Harvard Semitic Museum.
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) Facebook page and the HMSC website. A recording of this program will be available on the HMSC Lecture Videos page approximately three weeks after the lecture.
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