LECTURE: The Gold Throne of Tutankhamun Find us
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014; 6:00pm
Chapter: New York, in co-sponsorship New York University’s Institute for the Study of Ancient World(ISAW/NYU)
Presenter: Dr. Nicholas Reeves, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU), 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York
FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Reception to follow lecture. R.S.V.P. required: Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The “Gold Throne” (Carter object no. 91; Cairo JE 62028) is one of the best-known objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). It is also one of the more intriguing, since its backrest scene shows clear evidence of having been altered in antiquity. What were the nature and extent of these changes? And what light do they shed on the complexities of the later Amarna Period?
About the Speaker: Nicholas Reeves is the Lila Acheson Wallace Associate Curator of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.