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ARCE/NY/ISAW LECTURE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN EGYPT/NEW YORK CHAPTER

The American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter (ARCE/NY), in co-sponsorship with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU), presents the following in our 2018 Winter/Spring Lecture Series:

"My Violent King: War and Violence in Non-Royal​ Sources"

SPEAKER: Dr. NIV Allon, Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

LOCATION: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU)
15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
New York, New York

TIME: 6:00 p.m. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW LECTURE. FREE TO THE PUBLIC
R.S.V.P. REQUIRED: Please reply to http://isaw.nyu.edu/rsvp

ABSTRACT: Representations of violence abound in ancient Egyptian art and texts, where the figure of the smiting king is one of the longest enduring images. Trampling the nine bows with every step or recounting his victories in far away territories, the king is featured as a victorious conquerer who defeats Egypt’s enemies with vigor and violence. Many of these representations belong, however, to the royal sphere, and this paper will explore New Kingdom tomb art, autobiographical texts, stelae, and other objects to consider the image of the violent king among the elite and its own concepts of violence. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Niv Allon received his PhD in Egyptology from Yale University in 2014. That same year, he joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art as an assistant curator in the Department of Egyptian Art. He recently co-authored a book on Ancient Egyptian Scribes: A Cultural Exploration, which came out last May with Bloomsbury and he is currently working on a book manuscript titled “Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Writing in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt.” 



Upcoming Egyptology Lectures in New York

  • January 19, 2018 (Friday, at 6:30) The Egyptological Seminar of New York, at the Art Study Room, Uris Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Dr. Gianluca Miniaci, Senior Researcher in Egyptology at the University of Pisa, Topic: “Miniatures as Windows on Interconnected Worlds: Exploring Faience Figurines in Middle Bronze Age Egypt (ca. 1800-1650 B.C.)”
  • January 25, 2018 (Thursday) ISAW – Dr. Niv Allon, Assistant Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Topic: “My Violent King: War and Violence in Non-Royal Sources”
  • March 8, 2018 (Thursday) ISAW - Ann Macy Roth, New York University, Topic: “Dirty Pictures for a Dangerous Goddess: The Turin Erotic Papyrus.”

Information regarding upcoming ARCE/NY lectures will be listed on our website at www.arceny.com and on the ARCE website at www.arce.org.

Metropolitan Museum of Art 33.8.8, Amenhotep II and Queen Tiye enthroned beneath a kiosk, Tomb of Anen, Dynasty Eighteen