Sparks of Life on Ancient Funerary Monuments
January 4, 2011
Tiziana D’Angelo, Agnes Mongan Curatorial Intern, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums
Set up as grave markers, funerary monuments in antiquity were imbued with powerful signs of life. Through their materials, inscriptions, and decorations, they established a unique dialogue between the living and the deceased. Traveling through centuries and across the Mediterranean from Egypt to Athens and Rome, this gallery talk will explore the different ways that the ancients bade farewell to their loved ones.
Free with the price of admission. Open to the public.
Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.
Gallery talks are informal and include discussion.