The purpose of this confernece is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt through its material culture and the archaeological sources from which such material is recovered. One principal focus will be on figurines in their immediate and wider archaeological context. We also aim to explore other objects that have traditionally been interpeted as tools for the protection of mother and child, all as products of an interwoven world.
The conference is an opportunity to explore how the ancient Egyptians populated their imaginary universe, combining different images, materials, and objects- "Company of Images".
Key points of discussion will be the following:
- Find assemblage
- Materiality and technology
- Types of context
- Rituality and conception
When & Where
The conference is part of the research project EPOCHS - Egyptian Periodisation - Object Categories as Historical Signatures, funded by the European Research Councli inside the scheme Marie Curie - Intra European Fellowship.
The conference is supported by the European Research Council, University College London, University of Pisa, Italian Ministry of Research, and the Friends of the Petrie Museum.