Portraiture and the Royal Cult Old Gods, New uises Materials, Style, and Technique


Egypt After Alexander: Art under the Greeks and Romans

March 27 through May 30, 2004
Special Exhibitions Gallery, First Floor
Indiana University Art Museum

More than two hundred objects drawn from the IU Art Museum collections are included in this important exhibition, most of them never displayed before. The Ptolemaic period that followed the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., and Roman and early Byzantine times through the seventh century A.D. comprise the setting. Large Egyptian-style and Greek-style sculptures, including royal and private portraits in marble, basalt, granite, and limestone; coins with portraits of the Ptolemies; an important group of gem portraits, which help identify Ptolemies who never minted coins; small sculptures in bronze, stucco, terracotta, ivory, faience; as well as examples from our large jewelry collection, emphasize aspects of artistic continuity and change in Egyptian art after Alexander's conquest. The exhibition will be on display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery from March 27 through May 30, 2004.




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