Consulting conservator Mimi Leveque and Carlos Museum Chief Conservator Renée Stein discuss their work on two Ptolemaic mummies, a woman named Taosiris and a man known as “Padibastet.” These well-preserved mummies likely originated in the ancient city of Akhmim in Upper Egypt and came into the Carlos Museum in 2018 as part of the Senusret Collection.
Conservators Renée Stein and Mimi Leveque have extensive experience researching and treating ancient Egyptian funerary objects and mummies, having last worked together on the Carlos Museum’s Old Kingdom Mummy in 2010-201l. Watch a video about that project HERE.
In this “Conservation Conversation,” Ms. Leveque and Ms. Stein discuss their work in a “pop-up” conservation lab in Ackerman Hall from June 7-19, where they are examining, documenting, and stabilizing these mummies to prepare them for display in 2023. Please note, due to COVID19, the mummy cam is a virtual event only. For more details about how to log in and view the mummy cam, visit HERE.
This lecture was co-sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt and is presented in conjunction with the 2023 exhibition Life and Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Art from the Senusret Collection, sponsored by the Forward Arts Foundation and Dr. Ira and Mrs. Linda Rampil.