Ancient Art Council Lecture: A New Look at Ancient Nubia: Magic and Mystery on the Nile
Hathor-headed crystal pendant. Nubian, el-Kurru, Ku. 55, Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye), 743–712 BC. Gold and rock crystal; 2 1/16 x 1 1/4 in. ( 5.3 x 3.3 cm). Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, 21.321. Boston Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, possesses the largest and most important collection of ancient Nubian art outside of Khartoum. The works range from delicately carved ivory inlays and exquisite gold jewelry to colossal hard stone statues. Yet for decades, Nubian art and ancient Nubian civilization have taken a back seat to ancient Egypt. A recent exhibition in Boston seeks to redress this situation and appreciate Nubian art for its own accomplishments—every bit equal to its more famous neighbor to the north.
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator, Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This program is free and will be live streamed.