Friends of the Egypt Centre: Statues from the Karnak Cachette

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A The Egypt Centre Event


Jen Turner

Speaker's Biography

Currently a Project Curator for Egyptian statuary at the British Museum, working on photography and documentation of the small stone sculpture collection. Have previously worked with the Eton Myers collection of Egyptian objects on loan to the University of Birmingham and completed a Masters in Egyptology on Third Intermediate Statues from the Karnak cachette. Primarily interested in elite sculpture from the first millennium BC and have previously taught for the Egypt Exploration Society and University of Glasgow on these topics.

From: 29 Mar 2023, 7 p.m.
To: 29 Mar 2023, 8 p.m.
Location: Zoom Lecture, Online Event - Please see description

The first millennium BC in Egypt was characterised by foreign rule as well as significant cultural and social changes relating to both the tomb and the temple. Commemorative monuments like statuary, particularly the hundreds deposited within the cachette at Karnak temple that date within the 21st – 26th Dynasty, can offer valuable insights.

This talk will take some fascinating examples from the cachette to explore how elite statues and their accompanying inscriptions shed light on how people continued to engage with their gods, but also how the production of such monuments with long-established traditions and beliefs was impacted by societal and religious developments beyond the sacred temple space.

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Event created by: s.r.wale