Life and the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Art from the Senusret Collection
Date(s) - 04/08/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Life and the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Art from the Senusret Collection, on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum from February 4 to August 6, is an exhibition about the power of ancient Egyptian objects to engage and inspire. The collection, named after King Senusret II’s pyramid village, Hetep-Senusret in the Faiyum, was gifted to the Carlos in 2018 by the Georges Ricard Foundation with the understanding that it would be conserved and used to promote knowledge not only about the rich funerary rituals, customs, and beliefs of the ancient world but also about the life of ancient objects over time. Several items in the exhibition highlight student and faculty research, technical and scholarly collaboration, methods of analysis and conservation, and provenance tracing.