Art Talk: How Egyptian Art Works

April 14, 2020
Index Magazine

Art Talk: How Egyptian Art Works

Discover Egyptian art with curatorial fellow Jen Thum as she introduces one of her favorite works of art at the Harvard Art Museums. 

This video is part of our Art Talks series. Each week, our team of curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students will share short, informal videos that offer an up-close look at works from our collections.  


Jen Thum, Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow, Division of Academic and Public Programs 

Work Explored:
Tomb relief of the official Ptahshepses, also called Impy, Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 BCE. Carved limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette Rodney Kelekian in memory of George and Ilse Hanfmann, 1993.222.