Lowell Lecture

Curated Conversations: A Complete Cosmos: An Egyptian Governor and His Wife

Date & Time

Dec. 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Excavated in 1915, the tomb of Governor Djehutynakht and wife from about 2000 BC contained a beautiful painted wooden coffin and the largest collection of models boats and daily life scenes ever found in a single tomb—and they are all here. They tell us about the ancient Egyptians’ idea of the cosmos and their place in it. They reveal their fear of being devoured by demons, and their hope for eternal life, sublime visions of sailing across the sky with the sun god. Explore this gallery with Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art.