PCMA scholar’s seminar: The Gebelein textile – reconstruction and interpretation

The PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo keeps up the tradition of seminars during which the holders of PCMA scholarships (Stypendium CAŚ) can present the results of their research. The latest in the series will be a presentation by Alicja Jurgielewicz on the subject: “The Gebelein textile – reconstruction and interpretation”.

Abstract: “The Gebelein textile is one of the most characteristic and unique objects of Predynastic art. The fragments of painted linen were found in a grave dated to the Nagada II culture. They have been the object of numerous analyses, interpretations, and considerations regarding the role of boat processions in Egypt before state formation. The current reconstruction of the cloth proposed by Williams and Logan requires verification in the light of contemporary research on Predynastic iconography as well as Egyptian sailing. The new insights into the scenes represented on the textile shed new light at the ceremonies performed in the Nile valley during the Nagada culture.”

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, 9 March 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will not be open to the public.

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