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Fridays, March 5–26, 1 – 3:10pm


Unidentified artist, Egyptian. Statuette/Amulet of Isis and Horus, 304–330 CE. A421. Public Domain.

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

All classes in Eastern time. We encourage you to watch live, but classes can be streamed once the live session ends. See our FAQ.

About the Class

This course presents an overview of the astonishing material culture left behind by the ancient Egyptians. Taught by our postdoctoral fellow in Egyptian art, sessions will focus on the major monuments of architecture, sculpture, and painting from the predynastic period through the New Kingdom. Explore how these ancient objects and structures, often so enigmatic in appearance, were used in everyday life and the afterlife. Learn how they were made and how they reflect the cultures that made them.

Each week, the main lecture is followed by a 30-minute discussion session that allows students the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas with the instructor and classmates.


Carl Walsh

Walsh is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Barnes, where he is conducting an in-depth study of the collection’s Egyptian antiquities. Walsh earned a PhD from University College London and has taught at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. His research focuses on reconstructing the sensorial experiences of ancient Egyptian and Nubian peoples.