Ancient Egyptian Artistry in Glass with Lucia Gahlin

Lecture: Ancient Egyptian Artistry in Glass with Lucia Gahlin
Lecturer: Lucia Gahlin
Start Date: 28th February 2020
Start Time: 1.00pm
End Time: 3.00pm
Tickets: £25.00

The ancient Egyptians began making glass c1450 BC following the introduction of the technique from Syria. The Egyptians were soon highly skilled at producing a range of object types in coloured glass. In this lecture Lucia will explore how the ancient Egyptians produced glass objects and the wonderful range of object types, including vessels, inlay, beads, amulets, figures and even headrests. She will examine the developments in glass manufacture from the 15th century BC through to the Roman Period in Egypt, and will show images of many of the vibrantly coloured glass objects surviving from this great civilisation. All-comers welcome.

Lecturer Information

Lucia Gahlin

Lucia Gahlin

Lucia Gahlin is an Honorary Research Associate at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, teaches Egyptology for the University of Exeter, and lectures widely throughout the country. She has worked extensively in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, and has been Registrar for Barry Kemp’s archaeological expedition at Tell el Amarna in Middle Egypt. She leads tours to Egypt, and her publications include Egypt. Gods, Myths and Religion (Anness, 2001), and chapters in The Egyptian World (ed. Toby Wilkinson, Routledge, 2007). She is Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum, Deputy Director of Bloomsbury Summer School, and an accredited NADFAS lecturer.

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