Art Speaks: The Royal Women of Napata

Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 at 12:00pm

Saint Louis, MO 63101


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With Denise M. Doxey, curator, ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

During the reign of King Piankhy (r. 732–712 BC), the Nubian kingdom of Napata conquered Egypt, ushering in an era of unprecedented wealth and power. The tombs of Piankhy’s queens and other royal women contained a variety of fascinating objects, including magnificent jewelry, elegant stone vessels, and, in one case, an unusual collection of geological specimens. This talk will present these finds and discuss their materials, techniques, iconography, and archaeological context.

This virtual program will take place via Zoom and will include opportunities for participants to ask questions with the Q&A feature. Attendees’ mics and cameras will not be activated. This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom.

Attendees must register to receive the Zoom link. Capacity for the live program is limited.

A closed-captioned recording of the program will be available on the Museum’s YouTube channel in the weeks following.

Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and presented in St. Louis by the Betsy and Thomas Patterson Foundation.


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