LECTURE: The Early Middle Kingdom Tomb of Meketre?s Estate Manager Wah Find us
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 3:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Catharine Roehrig, Curator, Department of Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Lectures are FREE to ARCE-PA chapter members, $5 for University of Pennsylvania Museum Members and PennCard holders, and $8 for the general public.
Description: In 1920, The Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art discovered the well-known models of Meketre, a Middle Kingdom official whose career began in the reign of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II of Dynasty 11 and continued into the early reign of Amenemhat I of Dynasty 12. While clearing the area in front of Meketreâ€™s tomb, the Museumâ€™s chief excavator, Herbert Winlock, uncovered the undisturbed burial of Meketreâ€™s estate manager, Wah. At first glance, this tomb appeared to be rather sparse, containing only a coffin and some food offerings. It was only later, when Wahâ€™s mummy was x-rayed, that the significance of the find was fully understood.
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.