Actions and Detail Panel
TALK | Art for an Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Tomb Scenes
Thu 4 May 2017, 14:30 – 15:30 BST
The Ancient Egyptians painted elaborate scenes on the walls of their tombs. They portrayed their idea of paradise and how they hoped to make the potentially treacherous journey to this place of abundance. Magic and art combined to create a sacred space for rebirth. Lucia Gahlin unravels the symbolism and thus the meaning of these colourful tomb paintings.
This is the 1st lecture in a series focusing on frescoes and murals from Ancient Egypt to 20th Century Britain. You might also like to consider these lectures:-
Image: Wall painting from the tomb of Sennedjem at Deir el-Medina, Luxor (c1280 BC)