The Dawn of Egyptian Art

What can early representations of animals tell us about Predynastic Egypt’s art and culture? Join the exhibition curator and two archaeologists for an afternoon of presentations interpreting Predynastic animal imagery and its connections with the art of the pharaohs.

The exhibition The Dawn of Egyptian Art is on view April 10–August 5, 2012 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Hunting in Predynastic Egypt
Stan Hendrickx, Media, Arts, and Design Faculty, Hasselt, Belgium

Master of the Animals: Exploring Egypt’s First Zoo
Renée F. Friedman, Heagy Research Curator of Early Egypt, The British Museum, and director, Hierakonpolis Expedition

The Desert Hunt in the Time of the Pharaohs
Diana Craig Patch, associate curator, Department of Egyptian Art, MMA

The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman.

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