Oct 11, 2020 • 34M

Ancient Art: Mummies, Fake Sculptures and Beheaded Emperors... with Lisa Anderson Zhu

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Ancient Mummy Glamour shots, a Minoan scandal everyone should be talking about, the Baltimore painter, Elephants on sarcophagi and the funny history of behead statues...

These are just a few of the fascinating pieces discussed with Lisa Anderson-Zhu, the Associate Curator, Art of the Mediterranean, 5th millennium BCE to 4th century CE at the The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland. Links to all the pieces mentioned below.

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Pieces Mentioned:

Baltimore Painter Vase https://art.thewalters.org/detail/30814/volute-krater/

The Minoan Statuette https://art.thewalters.org/detail/25734/goddess-or-priestess/

Artemis-Aphrodite https://art.thewalters.org/detail/22879/torso-of-artemis-with-head-of-aphrodite/

Marcus Aurelius https://art.thewalters.org/detail/10416/portrait-of-the-emperor-marcus-aurelius/

...and his former torso https://art.thewalters.org/detail/90260/

Augustus https://art.thewalters.org/detail/767/portrait-of-emperor-augustus/

Sarcophagus with the Triumph of Dionysus https://art.thewalters.org/detail/33305/sarcophagus-with-the-triumph-of-dionysus/

Funeral Stele of Antaios Meilesios https://art.thewalters.org/detail/30157/funeral-stele-2/

Mummy Portrait with the Gold Necklace https://art.thewalters.org/detail/30478/mummy-portrait-of-a-woman-from-fayum-egypt/

Mummy Portrait of a Bearded Man https://art.thewalters.org/detail/7962/mummy-portrait-of-a-bearded-man/

More information on the Walters Museum can be found at @walters_museum