Lecture: Sacred Creatures, Beloved Pets: Animal Mummies @ San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio [17 April]

Lecture: Sacred Creatures, Beloved Pets: Animal Mummies

18:30 - 19:30

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San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215
Join renowned mummy expert Salima Ikram of The American University in Cairo for a lecture about the different types of animal mummies (food, pets, votive offerings, sacred creatures, and “other”). Learn how and why they were made, the theological and aesthetic decisions that went into their “packaging”, the ways they reflect Egyptians’ interaction with the animal world, and their influence on our view of the ancient Egyptians as well as contemporary thought and art.

Free | Doors open at 6:00 | Space is limited.
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