Event Title

The Tomb of Ny-ankh-nesut

Presenter Information

Will Austin, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A262

Start Date

4-24-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 5:30 PM

Abstract

In the early 2000s, archaeologists rediscovered the tomb of Ny-ankh-nesut in the Egyptian necropolis at Saqqara. Due to the market for looted materials, many fragments from the tomb are now located in museums throughout the world. I employ comparative evidence from other Egyptian tombs and evidence for agency in the construction of tombs to suggest that Ny-ankh-nesut designed his tomb and the decorative program within to draw attention to his wealth and success during his life.

Notes

Session 3, Panel 21 - Re/presentations of Space, Place, and Agency
Moderator: Susan Kane, Mildred C. Jay Professor of Art and Classical Archaeology

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1431522764

Major

Archaeological Studies, Latin Language and Literature

Advisor(s)

Drew Wilburn, Classics
Susan Kane, Archaeological Studies; Art History

Project Mentor(s)

Susan Kane, Archaeological Studies; Art History

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Apr 24th, 4:00 PM Apr 24th, 5:30 PM

The Tomb of Ny-ankh-nesut

Science Center, A262

In the early 2000s, archaeologists rediscovered the tomb of Ny-ankh-nesut in the Egyptian necropolis at Saqqara. Due to the market for looted materials, many fragments from the tomb are now located in museums throughout the world. I employ comparative evidence from other Egyptian tombs and evidence for agency in the construction of tombs to suggest that Ny-ankh-nesut designed his tomb and the decorative program within to draw attention to his wealth and success during his life.