Lecture: Sacred Creatures, Beloved Pets: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies by Salima Ikram, PhD

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Lectures

Price: Free | Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Space is limited.

Ibis Mummy
Egyptian (Late Period -Roman Period), ca. 712 BC – AD 395
Ibis remains and linen, h. 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm); l. 13 in. (33cm)
San Antonio Museum of Art, bequest of Gilbert M. Denman, Jr., 2005.1.37
Photography by Peggy Tenison

Sacred Creatures, Beloved Pets: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies by Salima Ikram, PhD
Tuesday, April 17 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Free | Doors open at 6:00 | Space is limited.

Join renowned mummy expert Salima Ikram of The American University in Cairo for a lecture about the different types of animal mummies (food, pets, votive offerings, sacred creatures, and “other”). Learn how and why they were made, the theological and aesthetic decisions that went into their “packaging”, the ways they reflect Egyptians’ interaction with the animal world, and their influence on our view of the ancient Egyptians as well as contemporary thought and art.


This lecture is made possible by the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner lecture fund.


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