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Evidence for Coffin Reuse in the 21st Dynasty Coffins of the Royal Cache Deir el Bahari 320 - CANCELLED

2020 Korysn Lecture

Thursday, March 19, 2020 |
6:30PM - 7:30PM ET

This is a virtual event.
Kara Cooney with a sarcophagus


Virtual Event - Rainey Auditorium - Penn Museum


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We have canceled this event in accordance with CDC and Penn recommendations regarding COVID-19. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

For the past seven years, Dr. Cooney has been systematically examining human reactions to social crises--specifically focusing on material adaptations evident within an ideological context, but also documenting the 21st Dynasty coffin corpus. Anthropoid coffins are very complicated three-dimensional social objects. The 21st Dynasty coffins from the Deir el Bahri 320 royal cache, in particular, are difficult to document, photograph, and analyze. Although the coffins from the royal cache were recorded by Daressy in the Catalogue Géneral, none of these coffins have benefitted from a comprehensive photographic analysis. In this lecture, Dr. Cooney will discuss the documentation and analysis of the 21st Dynasty coffins found in the Deir el Bahari 320 royal cache on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.


Dr. Kara Cooney Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture/Chair, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA

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