17 March 2018
Violaine Chauvet 'The Ptahshepses-corpus: Inspiration in the Decoration of an Old Kingdom Family Cluster'
Inscribed and decorated material from a cluster of Old Kingdom tombs at Saqqara, has found its way into several collections in the UK; Aberdeen, Liverpool and the British Museum. While uncertainty remains over the relationships between the individuals buried in this cluster, the shared charecteristics of texts and tombs scenes suggest they belonged to a kin-group who engaged a single workshop to execute the tomb decoration.
Dr. Violaine Chauvet is a lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool.