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Ancient Egyptian Art: 3000 years of Treasures Eileen Goulding Monday 16 September 2019

The Narma Palette and Meidum Geese from the Old Kingdom, the Senoswret III pectoral from the Middle Kingdom, and the bust of Nefertiti and Nebamun paintings from the New Kingdom give an indication of the wealth of Ancient Egyptian riches. They are a sample of the many discoveries that have been have been displayed and admired by millions of visitors to museums around the world. This lecture will look in depth at these five most interesting treasures, examine the techniques and materials used, who commissioned and owned them, their purpose and hidden meaning.