The densely illustrated lecture will begin in the 4th Millennium BCE and run through to the Roman Period. The intent is to familiarise you with the major sites, the distinctive architecture for each period, burial systems and the approach to decoration. We will chart political developments that begin with unification through the Old, Middle, New Kingdoms and Late Period that include breakdowns, usurpations, conquests, and religious heresy. You will receive a basic understanding of the development and codification of the decorative schemes (Votive versus Funerary), the reading of datable iconographic stages and the technological developments in the production of the arts. Two intact tombs will be studied and compared: one private, the other royal. The salient characteristics of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods will demonstrate the final flowering of Egyptian art.
Dr. Eleni VASSILIKA
Keeper of Antiquities, The Fitzwilliam Museum (1990-2000); Director and CEO of the Romer-und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim Germany (2000-2005); Director of the Museo Egizio Turin Italy (2005-2014); Curatorial Director, The National Trust UK (2014-2016); Consultant and Researcher.
ZOOM Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183
Meeting link: https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/99088684183