19 October 2019
Wolfram Grajetzki: 'Looking Like a Goddess, Jewellery of the Middle Kingdom.'
The Middle Kingdom was the heyday of Egyptian jewellery. The golden adornments from the burials of the queens and princesses reached a technical and aesthetic standard that has been hardly surpassed in later times. The talk will show that these adornments had specific religious functions and placed these royal women eternally into a divine sphere.
Wolfram Grajetzki was born in Berlin. He has excavated in Egypt and Pakistan. He has published several articles and books.
Website photographs of Middle Kingdom jewellery by Robert Partridge.