Edinburgh workshop 16/10/14: Egyptian Gold – Ancient Context, Modern Analysis


Detail of golden shell pendant, Acc. no. 5968, from Riqqeh

A workshop organised by National Museums Scotland and PICS 5995 CNRS project
Thursday, October 16th, 2014, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Gold is inextricably linked with ancient Egypt’s wealth, beliefs, and traditions. However, surprisingly few studies have been conducted on Egyptian jewellery of the Bronze Age and little is known about goldsmithing practices. A day workshop hosted by National Museums Scotland and sponsored in collaboration with project PICS 5995 CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), entitled Analytical study of Bronze Age Egyptian gold jewellery, will examine the archaeological context, symbolism, and production processes of gold jewellery excavated in royal and elite burials of the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Periods (c. 2055–1550BC).

Registration is free but places are limited and advance booking is required. Please book HERE or call 0131 247 4073. For enquiries, please contact Lore Troalen at l.troalen@nms.ac.uk

Seminar Room, Learning Centre (Level 4), National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
10:15 Registration
10:45 Opening
Jane CARMICHAEL, Director of Collections, National Museums Scotland
11:00 Procurement to adornment: archaeological perspectives on Egyptian gold and gemstone mining
Ian SHAW, Reader in Egyptian Archaeology, University of Liverpool, Co-Director of Gurob Harem Palace Project
11:25 Analytical strategies for the study of Egyptian jewellery
Maria F GUERRA, Director of Research at CNRS & head of project PICS 5995
11:50 Harageh Tomb 72 and the symbolism of fish pendants
Margaret MAITLAND, Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean, National Museums Scotland
12:10 Analysis of jewellery from Harageh Tomb 72
Lore TROALEN, Analytical Scientist, National Museums Scotland
12:30 Discussion
12:45 Lunch (please make your own arrangements)
13:45 The jewellery equipment of Middle Bronze age burials in Egypt
Wolfram GRAJETZKI, Honorary Senior Research Associate, University College London
14:10 Amuletic jewellery from Riqqeh Tomb 124 in the Manchester Museum
Campbell PRICE, Curator of Egypt and the Sudan, Manchester Museum, University of Manchester
14:35 Analysis of jewellery from Riqqeh (title tba)
Matthew PONTING, Senior Lecturer in Archaeomaterials, University of Liverpool
15:00 Tea/coffee (provided)
15:20 The jewellery of the Qurnah ‘queen’: craftsmanship and adornment in the Second Intermediate Period
Lore TROALEN and Margaret MAITLAND, National Museums Scotland
15:50 Discussion
16:10 Close



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2 responses to “Edinburgh workshop 16/10/14: Egyptian Gold – Ancient Context, Modern Analysis

  1. Pingback: Edinburgh workshop 16/10/14: Egyptian Gold – Ancient Context, Modern Analysis | lampmagician

  2. david caldecoat

    this would be real interesting lecture to attend to bad I am in Australia

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