ARCE Events: The Arts of Ancient Meroe: Reassessing an Ancient African Visual Culture
Dr. Janice Yellin is a leading authority in Meroitic and Kushite studies, and was the director of the former Royal Pyramids of Kush Project. Years ago when I was trying to sort out what was going on with Meroitic art, her work was invaluable. Don't miss this talk!
Upcoming April Virtual Lecture
Title: The Arts of Ancient Meroe: Reassessing an Ancient African Visual Culture
Date and Time: April 3rd at 1:00 PM Eastern Time/ 7:00 PM Eastern European Time
Speaker: Janice Yellin; Babson College
This presentation will explore the essential Kushite nature of ancient Meroitic art demonstrating how an Egyptocentric approach has, as in other areas of Kushite Studies, distorted our understanding of it. While providing visual pleasure in its own right, an exploration of Meroitic art free of an Egyptocentric viewpoint offers insights into the minds, activities, and tastes of the Middle Nile Valley's ancient inhabitants- a particularly precious gift given that written sources from Meroe are both scarce and not fully translated.
*Registration will close 24 hours in advance of the lecture time.