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Era of Gold, Era of Empire: In the World of Ramses ‘the Great’
October 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Museum of Art & History
The Bay Area’s De Young Museum is one of the stops on the US tour of the spectacular Egyptian art show ‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs,’ on view now through February 12, 2023. In this talk at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Dr. Elaine Sullivan, an Egyptologist and Associate Professor of History at UC Santa Cruz, will outline the larger political and religious world of Pharaoh Ramses II, as well as introduce some of the other major historical figures museum visitors will encounter when visiting the show – including the powerful women of his reign (such as his ‘great royal wife’ Nefertari and the king’s mother Tuya) and the master craftsman Sennedjem who decorated the royal tombs of Ramses and his father Sety, and whose own gorgeous painted wooden coffin is in the show.
Professor Sullivan’s talk is free and open to the public.
The talk is organized by The Humanities Institute and co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) and UC Santa Cruz Special Collections.
Photo Credit: Michael Newman, Ramesses II (The Luxor Temple)