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ARTS MONDAY

by jraffan
posted 23/07/2015

Delve into Death Magic from Ancient Egypt

Michael Turner, Snr Curator of the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney, with a carved granite capital depicting the goddess Hathor

Join me, Jane Raffan, Monday 27 July, for a program that takes an in-depth look at the exhibition ‘Death Magic’, currently on show at the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney.

The Nicholson Museum is Australia’s oldest University museum and home to the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere.

I’ll be chatting with Senior Curator Michael Turner about this exhibition, which explores the many fascinating aspects of Ancient Egyptian death and funereal symbology, mythology and everyday practices.

More on the exhibition here: http://sydney.edu.au/museums/exhibitions-events/death-magic.shtml

More on the Nicholson here: http://sydney.edu.au/museums/collections/nicholson.shtml

And the music? We’ll be listening to powerful music that will keep you spellbound!

As always, I look forward to your company, 10:30 to noon.

Jane

www.ArtiFacts.net.au

Caption: Michael Turner, Snr Curator of the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney, with a carved granite capital depicting the goddess Hathor

Coffins of a female Chantress of Amun Ra (left) and a male priest from Thebes (Luxor), dating from 100BC and 750-700 BC

Coffins of a female Chantress of Amun Ra (left) and a male priest from Thebes (Luxor), dating from 100BC and 750-700 BC

 

 

 

 

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