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.
Beginning 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!