Free lecture: The Tomb of an Egyptian Governor and Its Secrets

The head of Governor Djehutynakht, click to see more photos from the tomb

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is hosting Lawrence Berman for a lecture  entitled “The tomb of an Egyptian Governor and Its Secrets.”

In April 1915 the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Expedition discovered the tomb of Governor Djehutynakht and his wife at Deir el-Bersha in Middle Egypt, about 175 miles south of Cairo. The contents of this early Twelfth-dynasty tomb were awarded to the MFA by the Egyptian government. They include well known masterpieces of Egyptian art like the outer coffin of Governor Djehutynakht–widely regarded as the finest Middle Kingdom coffin in existence–and the group of offering bearers known as the Bersha Procession, as well as the largest collection of wooden models ever found in one tomb.

Lawrence Berman is the Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at MFA.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
11 am – Noon
Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Pillsbury Auditorium
Free; no reservations required