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Artists and Archaeologists

A Victorian Fascination with Egypt

November 21, 2020
Saturday 10am – 3pm
Information and tickets from the Egypt Exploration Society

Online Study Day


Four experts will introduce key sources, characters, and events during the Victorian period and offer some thoughts on their orientalising legacy today.

On the Banks of the Nile: John Frederick Lewis’s encounter with Upper Egypt
Briony Llewellyn, independent researcher

Beautiful ordinary things: ancient Egyptian domestic wares in the art of Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Prof Stephanie Moser, University of Southampton

Edward Poynter’s Israel in Egypt (1867): observation, reconstruction, and manipulation in art and history
Dr Robert Morkot, University of Exeter

Orientalist Landscapes: Constructing Images of Ancient and Modern Egypt
Prof Rachel Mairs, University of Reading

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