During the early decades of the 20th century, the Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition excavated several sites in Nubia, Egypt’s southern neighbor. Among the finds were stunning ornaments made of gold, silver, and semi-precious stones that once adorned Nubia’s ruling elites. The jewels are beautifully crafted and are considered some of the finest ornaments made in the ancient world. About ninety adornments will be on view in the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery beginning July 2014. Join Yvonne Markowitz, Rita J. and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry and Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art as they discuss the upcoming exhibition and feature some of the objects that will be on display.
Speaker: Yvonne J. Markowitz
Speaker Bio: Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry