Lecture: Ancient Faces - Mummy portraits from ancient Egypt
February 7, 2023 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church and on Zoom
Church and Zoom
Lecturer: Dr Susan Walker FSA
Some of the oldest naturalistic portraits in the world have been found decorating mummies excavated in Egypt. Dr Walker will provide an overview of Egyptian mummy portraits and recent findings and research on this subject.
Susan Walker is an archaeologist specialising in Roman Art, and curated an internationally acclaimed exhibition on Egyptian mummy portraits while at the British Museum. From 2004-2014, she was Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, and is currently an Honorary Curator. She is also a specialist on gold-glass, inscriptions and sarcophagi from the catacombs of Rome.