Wednesday, November 20, 2019
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2019-11-20 13:00:00 2019-11-20 14:30:00 Art, Religion, and Power in the Kerma Kingdom 11/20/2019 1:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Discover how the ancient Nubian Kermans used art to reinforce political power and religious belief. The Kerma Kingdom developed over a thousand years into a complex state. Powerful kings led military expeditions into weakened Egyptian territories and curated their spoils of war to demonstrate their political clout. Elite Kermans participated in rituals of human sacrifice: some were killed to accompany the king into the afterlife; others brought along their own attendant sacrifices. Religious arts flourished at the capital city and nearby cemetery, with a focus on a pantheon of dangerous and fantastical animals.

Elizabeth Minor, PhD, visiting assistant professor, Anthropology, Wellesley College

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