Art Talk—How Egyptian Art Works with Jen Thum

Discover Egyptian art with curatorial fellow Jen Thum as she introduces one of her favorite works of art at the Harvard Art Museums.


+ “Tomb Relief of the Official Ptahshepses, Also Called Impy,” 2323-2150 BCE, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, Egypt, carved limestone, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette Rodney Kelekian in memory of George and Ilse Hanfmann,1993.222:

+Coloring Ancient Egypt—An Activity Book for Kids of All Ages:

+ Art Talk—The Ushabti of Princess Maatkare with Inês Torres:

Speaker: Jen Thum, Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator, Division of Academic and Public Programs, Harvard Art Museums.

This video is part of our series in which curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students share short, informal videos that offer an up-close look at works from our collections.

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