Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward

By Harvard Art Museums

Come face to face with portraits of Egyptians who lived during the Roman period.

A painted portrait of a woman wearing a white tunic, with the ultraviolet image at left and original portrait at right. She has dark brown eyes and her black hair is pulled back.
Saturday, August 27 10am – Saturday, December 31 5pm

Open 10am–5pm
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed on major holidays

All ages.

Contact

Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

No application or registration needed.

Cost

$20 Adults

$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

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Additional information

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.