Tomb Chapel of Menna – Jan 16th

mennaThe Tomb Chapel of Menna: The Art, Culture and Science of Painting in an Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Thursday, January 16, 2014 – 7:30pm
The Tomb Chapel of Menna: The Art, Culture and Science of Painting in an Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Smith Memorial Student Union, room 236, 1825 SW Broadway

The tomb chapel of Menna (TT 69) on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor is one of the ancient Egypt’s finest painted tombs. In the 18th Dynasty, Menna held the high position of “Scribe of the Fields of the Lord of the Two Lands of Upper and Lower Egypt.”

The colorful tomb depicts the private lives of Menna and his family, natural settings of flora, birds, and plants, his role overseeing ancient Egypt’s agriculture and granaries, as well as classic scenes of worship, offerings and funeral rites.

Constant tourist visitation has taken a toll on the interior of the tomb. From 2007-2010, Dr Melinda Hartwig directed a team to fully document the tomb and design a plan for conservation and protection, using extensive, non-invasive procedures.  Dr Hartwig will explain the methods and results from that archaeological project as well as discuss Menna, the times in which he lived, and the artistic methods and materials used in his tomb chapel.

For more info: http://www.pdx.edu/events/tomb-chapel-menna-art-culture-and-science-painting-ancient-egyptian-tomb

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