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Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture
Providing for the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt and Early China
Reception to follow.
Speaker: Anthony Barbieri-Low, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ancient Egypt and China are both recognized for their elaborate visual and material culture associated with the afterlife transition. This talk explores comparable developments in the two mortuary traditions, including the use of miniature figurines and architectural models, expressions of scribal identity, and the association of board-games with paradisiacal realms.