LECTURE Pleasing the Powerful Goddess: Amenhotep III’s Statues of Sekhmet

Dr. Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

In the fifteenth century BC, pharaoh Amenhotep III commissioned over seven hundred over-lifesized statues of the lioness-headed goddess Sekhmet, “the Powerful One,” in hard granodiorite, as part of one of the largest sculptural programs ever undertaken.

Today, these statues are scattered in museums all over the world, Albany included; numbers of them still turn up in excavations in Egypt. Learn about these statues, their meaning, and the ongoing story of their discovery.

Included with museum admission

*We have limited space for our lectures and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will receive a wristband at the admission desk the day of the lecture.

Sunday, April 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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