Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

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Upper part of a colossal of Ramses II Egyptian, Ashmunein, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 Limestone. Egyptian Museum, Cairo JE 87299. Photograph by Sandro Vannini. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

Renée Dreyfus
February 1, 2023
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PST
Zoom Webinar
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members. Advance registration must be received by SAA by Jan. 25, 2023.

Advance registration is now closed. Please email the SAA Office if you are interested in doing a late registration for this program.

Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great, was the most famous and powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom — Egypt’s golden age. He ruled for 67 years, erecting enormous temples, obelisks, and statues, and expanding Egypt’s empire.

Most of you will have seen this most extraordinary state-of-the-art exhibition by now. Renée Dreyfus, the main curator in charge of this great venture, will take us behind the scenes and describe the life and importance of Ramses the Great and the luxurious royal treasures using the wonderful objects in this exhibition, which all come from Egyptian museums and are unlikely to travel again.

Renée Dreyfus is the George and Judy Marcus Distinguished Curator and curator in charge, ancient art, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She has a long and distinguished career at the Legion of Honor. She also serves as an Advisor for the Society for Asian Art and is among its longest-serving members.

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