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Upcoming Lecture by Gay Robins

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    The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt would like to announce the following, upcoming lecture: SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2007 Dr. Gay
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      The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt
      would like to announce the following, upcoming lecture:


      SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2007
      Dr. Gay Robins, Emory University
      "The small golden shrine of Tutankhamun"


      6:30 PM in Rainey Auditorium
      University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
      3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA


      Description:
      Ever since its discovery in the king's tomb in 1922, Tutankhamun's
      small golden shrine with its exquisite depictions of the king and his
      queen, Ankhesenamun, has presented scholars with a puzzle. Various
      interpretations have been suggested concerning its function and
      decoration, but none is fully convincing. In this talk, I will explore
      the meaning of the scenes and show how they relate to ancient Egyptian
      ideas of divine kingship and the belief that the divine aspect of the
      male ruler had to undergo constant regeneration through interaction
      with the queen who represented the female cosmic principle.

      Dr Gay Robins studied Egyptology as an undergraduate at the University
      of Durham, England, and then obtained a D.Phil. from Oxford University
      in 1981. From 1979 to 1983 she was the Lady Wallis Budge Research
      Fellow in Egyptology at Christ's College, Cambridge. She is now Samuel
      Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University. She has
      published numerous articles relating to ancient Egyptian art, and to
      women and gender issues in ancient Egypt. She is the author of
      Egyptian Painting and Relief (1986), Women in Ancient Egypt (1993),
      Proportion and Style in Ancient Egyptian Art (1994), The Art of
      Ancient Egypt (1997), and Egyptian Statues (2001). She is currently
      working on her next book project about the small golden shrine of
      Tutankhamun and the role of the queen in the palace during the 18th
      dynasty.

      --
      Melinda G. Nelson-Hurst
      Public Relations Chair
      The American Research Center in Egypt, Pennsylvania Chapter
      3260 South St.
      Philadelphia, PA 19104
      www.arce-pa.org
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