Ancient Egyptian Artistry in Glass
Ancient Egyptian Artistry in Glass with Lucia Gahlin
Friday 28 February 1.00pm
Tickets £25 (three course lunch & lecture)
The ancient Egyptians began making glass c1450 BC following the introduction of the technique from Syria. The Egyptians were soon highly skilled at producing a range of object types in coloured glass. In this lecture Lucia will explore how the ancient Egyptians produced glass objects and the wonderful range of object types, including vessels, inlay, beads, amulets, figures and even headrests. She will examine the developments in glass manufacture from the 15th century BC through to the Roman Period in Egypt, and will show images of many of the vibrantly coloured glass objects surviving from this great civilisation. All-comers welcome.
Lucia Gahlin has been teaching Egyptology courses for Dillington House since 2006. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, and lectures throughout the UK. She has a close affiliation with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and has been a member of the archaeological team at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt. She regularly leads tours to Egypt; her publications include Egypt. Gods, Myths and Religion; she is Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum, and an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society.