Our second lecture is co-sponsored by the Northern California and Orange County Chapters and will feature Kara Cooney from the University of California, Los Angeles. For more information and to register, click here.
About the lecture
For the past seven years, Kara Cooney has been systematically examining human reactions to social crises, specifically focusing on material adaptations evident within an ideological context, but also documenting the 21st Dynasty coffin corpus. Anthropoid coffins are very complicated three-dimensional social objects, and the 21st Dynasty coffins from the Deir el Bahri 320 royal cache, in particular, are difficult to document, photograph, and analyze. Although the coffins from the royal cache were recorded by Daressy in the Catalogue Géneral, none of these coffins have benefitted from a comprehensive photographic analysis. In this lecture, Kara will discuss the documentation and analysis of the 21st Dynasty coffins found in the Deir el Bahari 320 royal cache on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
About the speaker
Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. Specializing in craft production, coffin studies, and economies in the ancient world, Cooney received her PhD in Egyptology from Johns Hopkins University. In 2005, she was co-curator of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Dr. Cooney's current research in coffin reuse, primarily focusing on the 19th and 21st Dynasties, is ongoing. Her research investigates the socioeconomic and political turmoil that have plagued the period, ultimately affecting funerary and burial practices in ancient Egypt.