The Jewel Box of Ancient Egypt: Part 2 – New Kingdom to Greco-Roman

A series of four lectures examining jewellery from ancient Egypt in its widest sense, including acquisition and symbolism of materials, crafting, design, and context, starting on 5th Nov at 7- 8.30pm (UK time), cost £28.


We will be studying at jewellery and jewelled objects; this incorporates weapons, cult statues, mirrors, and musical instruments.


How the ancient Egyptians acquired and worked the raw materials will also be considered. This includes a wealth of information from tomb scenes illustrating workshops. The contexts of major finds of jewellery and bejewelled objects will be explored, from the New Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period. The symbolism of the objects will be examined, and we will learn to read the iconography. The impact Egyptian jewellery had on modern design will also be discussed.



Week 1 – New Kingdom: Royal and Elite (25th Nov)


Week 2 – The Jewels of Tutankhamun (2nd Dec)


Week 3 – Third Intermediate Period: Royal Burials at Tanis (9th Dec)


Week 4 – Greco-Roman period and reception, Cartier, and Van Cleef Arpels (16th Dec)


Tickets for the four-week series are available at Eventbrite

Tickets for individual lectures are also available at Eventbrite


Part 2 – Week 1


Part 2 – Week 2


Part 2 – Week 3


Part 2 – Week 4