Two sides of the Stela of Nebetitef

A "letter to the dead" in the Carlos Museum's galleries of ancient Egyptian art has fascinated scholars since it was first studied by Edward Wente during a visit to the Cairo Museum in 1958. The letter’s image of a woman holding a lotus on one side and a hieratic text on the other has intrigued Dr. Rune Nyord, Assistant Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology, since he joined the Emory faculty in 2018. In this talk, Dr. Nyord will discuss the function of these "letters to the dead" and his latest discoveries about the author of this one.



Proof Bakeshop, whose sour cherry scones are a beloved feature of AntiquiTEA programs at the Carlos, has provided a recipe from pastry chef Mike Carmody, so you can make them at home, and have them warm from the oven when the program begins.