18 décembre 2016

Exhibition presents new research—inspired in part by feminist scholarship

Amarna King, circa 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, paint, gold leaf, 21.3 x 4.8 cm. Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 29.34. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum). BROOKLYN, NY.- The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. In A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt, the Brooklyn Museum presents new research—inspired in part by feminist scholarship—to tell this remarkable story of gender transformation in the ancient world. The... [Lire la suite]