Curatorial fellow Jen Thum discusses the iconography of an ancient Egyptian magical stele, examining the ways in which this object speaks to themes of protection, family, and healing.
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+ Magical Stele (Stele with Human and Divine Figures), 26th-31st dynasty, c. 664-332 BCE, Egyptian, Limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Gerhardt Liebmann, 1991.642. hvrd.art/o/288493
Speaker: Jen Thum, Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow, Division of Academic and Public Programs.
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