Spotlight Talk

Conservation Spotlight Talk: Archaic Greek Sarcophagus Rim

Thursday, October 26, 2023
1:30 pm–2:00 pm
Early Greek Art Gallery (Gallery 213)
Included with General Admission

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Add to Calendar 2023-10-26 13:30:00 2023-10-26 14:00:00 Conservation Spotlight Talk: Archaic Greek Sarcophagus Rim 10/26/2023 1:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

This ceramic sarcophagus rim is representative of burial customs in the ancient Greek city of Klazomenai during the 6th century BCE, a time when the use of coffins was unusual in the Greek world. The surface of the rim is decorated with painted figures of warriors, sphinxes, and wild animals, but major portions of the imagery are missing where the sarcophagus experienced loss. Hear about conservation efforts and learn how these losses were restored to allow the scenes to be better understood.

With LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, associate conservator, Objects Conservation Laboratory.

Free with general admission. No advance registration or tickets required. Talks meet at Sharf Visitor Center.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

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Sponsors

Supported by the Jane Mayer and Robert J. Mayer, M.D. Fund.