The Art of Reuse & Restoration Practices of Coffins in Ancient Egypt
Hosted by the Southern California Chapter
Back by popular demand! Dr. Kathlyn Cooney, Associate Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture at UCLA, brings her infectious enthusiasm and world renowned expertise to discuss art of ancient Egypt. In ancient Egypt, was it a socially approved custom to take a coffin made for someone else and reuse it? Over the past decade Egyptologist Kara Cooney's ongoing research on 21st Dynasty coffins has attempted a wide scale systematic examination of coffin reuse to understand the scale and methods used by ancient craftsmen. To date she has examined nearly 300 coffins in museums across the world, including those from two famous burial caches in Thebes, known as the Bab el Gasus Cache and the Royal Cache.
This lecture will highlight findings from her study of 21st Dynasty coffin reuse, investigating the methods of reusing another person's coffin, who reused coffins, and how funerary arts reuse and theft impacted the way that ancient Egyptians approached funerary materials and rituals during a time of social crisis and after.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.