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Life and the Afterlife : Ancient Egyptian Art from the Senusret Collection


Edited by Melinda Hartwig

The catalog Life and the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Art from the Senusret Collection accompanies the exhibition at Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum, on view from February 3 through August 6, 2023, and presents 165 works that illustrate daily life, sacred life, and funerary culture from 4800 BCE and 800 CE. The collection was named by Georges Ricard after the refined objects found in the ancient workers’ village Hetep-Senusret, modern Lahun in Egypt. The catalog begins with introductory essays on the history of the collection, ancient Egyptian daily life, ancestor cults, mummy studies, conservation, and the evolution of objects over time. Exhibition objects follow in three thematic sections follow that illustrate activities of daily life, the agency of sacred votive offerings, and the purpose of burial items.

The catalog text is published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. All images are published with permission from the copyright holder.