Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward
Come face to face with portraits of Egyptians who lived during the Roman period.
Saturday, August 27 10am – Saturday, December 31 5pm
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed on major holidays
No application or registration needed.
$18 Seniors (65+)
Free Sundays—free to all!
Free All students with a valid ID
Free Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)
Free Harvard Art Museums Friends
Free Youth under 18
Free Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
- Free for some residents
- In-person only.
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, MA 02138
University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums
Featuring several painted portrait panels, sculptural portraits, and a linen burial shroud, this tightly focused exhibition asks visitors to reflect upon objects that represent the deceased and were once intimately connected with their bodies. The exact findspots and details of the excavation and dismantling of these objects were not recorded; and while the portraits present seemingly familiar faces, we can never fully know the people behind them. So what more can we learn from the objects themselves?
Event continues to run during Winter vacation.