The Art of Reuse & Restoration Practices of Coffins in Ancient Egypt, Dr. Kara Cooney

The Art of Reuse & Restoration Practices of Coffins in Ancient Egypt, Dr. Kara Cooney
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Chapter meeting and illustrated presentation

Back by popular demand!  Dr. Kathlyn Cooney, Associate Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture at UCLA, brings her infectious enthusiasm and world renowned expertise to discuss art of ancient Egypt.  ​In ancient Egypt, was it a socially approved custom to take a coffin made for someone else and reuse it? Over the past decade Egyptologist Kara Cooney's ongoing research on 21st Dynasty coffins ​has attempt​ed a wide scale systematic examination of coffin reuse to understand the scale and methods used by ancient craftsmen​. To date ​she has examined nearly 300 coffins in museums across the world, including those from two famous burial caches in Thebes, known as the Bab el Gasus Cache and the Royal Cache. This lecture will highlight findings from her study of 21st Dynasty coffin reuse, investigating the methods of reusing another person's coffin, who reused coffins, and how funerary arts reuse and theft impacted the way that ancient Egyptians approached funerary materials and rituals during a time of social crisis and after.

Generously hosted by The Nanz Company
318 North La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Free for ICAA members; $25 general public


This event is made possible by the generous support from:

Event Sponsors
Ames Peterson International
Shawn Nelson Builders

Education Sponsor

Image: outer coffin of Pinudjem I, CG 61025, Egyptian Museum, Cairo (credit: Remy Hiramoto)

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