Farewell to Sekhmet

Special Programs, Public Program, Member Events

Join us on Thursday, August 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in bidding a fond farewell to Sekhmet before she returns to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in California. Dr. Peter Lacovara, Director of the Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund, will give a short presentation about Sekhmet. A reception with light refreshments and red beer to follow.

In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet is a warrior goddess often depicted as a lioness and seen as the protector of the pharaohs. Since 2013, a bust of Sekhmet has been on loan to the Albany Institute and on view in the Ancient Egypt galleries. It was one of dozens of black granite statues located at the temple of Mut at Karnak, the same complex where one of the Albany Institute's mummies, Ankhefenmut, resided as a priest and sculptor during his lifetime.

Tickets are $25 per person. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

We will be following current New York State COVID Guidelines. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Kirby, Development Assistant, at kirbys@albanyinstitute.org or 518-463-4478 ext. 414.

Thursday, August 12 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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