Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art – Charlotte Booth

We at the Egyptian Society Taunton have just enjoyed a really interesting talk given by Charlotte Booth.  With this presentation she took us through many of the clues to ‘reading’ Egyptian art – just as with the words spelled out with the hieroglyphs.

tomb-of-nefertariBeginning with how to tell status, seniority and age of those represented in the tomb paintings and statues, Charlotte then discussed how their bodies and positions are portrayed; interpreting them and explaining the reasons why they are shown thus – some of which were more than a bit strange and uncomfortable looking.

She covered clothing, hair, crowns, professions, foreigners and so much more.

She spoke effortlessly for and hour and we also listen effortlessly.  Well done Charlotte – such an interesting presentation – I would love to know more!

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