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Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth

Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

February 12, 2011, through August 12, 2012
Colossal head of a god

Colossal head of a god, Dynasty 30 (380–343 BCE), granodiorite. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Estate of Mary C. Rockefeller, Class of 1930W, and her son, Rodman Rockefeller, Class of 1954; S.999.52. 

Shroud for the wet nurse Mahu

Shroud for the wet nurse Mahu, Dynasty 18, ca. 1430 BCE, linen with black, green, red, and white paint. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum purchase; 39.64.6623. 

Fragmentary face of Mentuhotep III

Fragmentary face of Mentuhotep III wearing the white crown, Dynasty 11, 2000–1988 BCE, granodiorite. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum purchase; 39.64.6723. 

Upper half of seated figure wearing an echeloned wig

Upper half of seated figure wearing an echeloned wig, later Middle Kingdom, ca. 1800 BCE, granodiorite. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock; 12.2.515. 

Christine Lilyquist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's former head of the Department of Egyptian Art and Lila Acheson Wallace Research Curator in Egyptology, has served as advisor and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Hood over the past few years as she has researched and catalogued the museum's collection of ancient Egyptian objects. During her career at the Met, Dr. Lilyquist directed the reinstallation of the museum's Egyptian collections, supervised the installation of one of the museum's stellar attractions, the monumental Temple of Dendur, and curated the overwhelmingly popular special exhibition Treasures of Tutankhamun in the 1970s.

Dr. Lilyquist has guest-curated the exhibition Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art to present aspects of her extensive research on these objects and their insights into life in ancient Egypt. The antiquities on view, arranged thematically, range from temple sculpture to funerary items, including a painted textile shroud with spells from the Book of the Dead dating to the New Kingdom (1600-1250 BCE) and a painted sandstone face assigned to the pharaoh Mentuhotep III (2000-1988 BCE). With this exhibition the Hood is delighted to make available the art of yet another culture and era for the pleasure and edification of its campus and community audiences.

The exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.
Curated by Christine Lilyquist

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