Conversations around Funerary Portraits

By Harvard Art Museums

Join conservators Sally Woodcock and Narayan Khandekar for a virtual conversation on how grief is expressed in ancient Egyptian portraits.

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes and dark hair on a fragmented wooden panel.
Wednesday, October 12 12:30pm – 1pm

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

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This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

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Additional information

Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward is a collaborative effort drawing from the expertise of staff across the museums and other members of our community. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect upon objects that represent the deceased and were once intimately connected with their bodies. It foregrounds artistic processes and technical research but also draws attention to the complicated histories of these objects.