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Date: May 21, 2009
Hofstra University's Department of Anthropology Presents The Archaeological Institute of America/Long Island Society (AIA/LIS) Lecture Series
"The Art and Meaning of Ancient Egyptian Jewelry"
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … “The Art and Meaning of Ancient Egyptian Jewelry,” is the latest installment of the Archaeological Institute of America/Long Island Society (AIA/LIS) Lecture Series, presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Anthropology. The lecture will be given by Dr. Claire Lindgren, associate professor of fine arts at Hofstra, on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Breslin Hall, room 106, South Campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Everyone wore jewelry in ancient Egypt, and jewelers were a privileged class. There was symbolism in the colors and the stones. Every part of the body was considered worthy of glorification by the jewelers’ art, including pendants, diadems and collars. The design and gems used were an indication of status. Dr. Lindgren uses the latest archaeological evidence to show how the jewelry exemplified the finest Egyptian art.
Dr. Lindgren received her Ph.D. from Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology and is the author of “Classical Art Forms and Celtic Mutations.” She is also the author of many articles in numerous publications and encyclopedias.
For more information please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669.
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