PCMA scholars’ seminar: Wall decoration of nobles’ tombs

Another seminar at the PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo featured research by PCMA scholarship holder Paulina Karwowska. Her presentation was titled “Wall decoration of the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom nobles’ tombs“.

Abstract: There are over 100 known decorated tombs dated to the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom in Egypt. In tombs where decorations have been preserved, their distribution, orientation, and repertoire can vary considerably. The aim of this project is to conduct a library and museum query covering iconographic material from the cultic space of the tombs, with a special emphasis on the region of Thebes. Wooden models, as well as decorated coffins and sarcophagi, will be supplementary materials in relation to studies on wall decorations. Knowledge of the iconographic repertoire of wall decorations will support the inventory works on fragments of decorations from Khety’s tomb in the North Asasif necropolis, which will ultimately contribute to the theoretical reconstruction of the entire decoration of the corridor walls and the offering chapel in this tomb.

The seminar was held on Tuesday, 25th May 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was not open to the public

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