The Making of a Theban Tomb Chapel


Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:00pm


Harvard Northwest Science Building, Room B101, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge

Thebes, one of Egypt’s largest archaeological sites, is famous for its numerous tombs and temples that offer an unparalleled window into ancient Egyptian culture and craftsmanship. Melinda Hartwig will discuss the painting and texts found in the unfinished Theban tomb chapel of Neferrenpet (known as Theban Tomb 43) dating to Egypt’s eighteenth dynasty. She will show what they reveal about the career and family of the tomb’s owner, the craftsmen who decorated the tomb, and more generally, the artistic approach to making and decorating tombs in ancient Egypt.

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