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The Making, Uses and Meaning of Late Antique Textiles from Egypt

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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

102 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Fabrics have a larger role than covering bodies, even in ancient times. Learn about the history of textiles in the ancient Mediterranean.

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The Lounge Lecture series, hosted alongside the current exhibit, Cloth That Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space, provides an opportunity to explore topics related to cloth and textiles with leading experts. Join Diliana Angelova on a journey to discover the history of antique textiles from Egypt.

The ancient Mediterranean world was alive with textiles. Fabrics made of wool, linen and silk clothed bodies, defined identities, contained treasures, decorated streets and places of entertainment, and enlivened the homes of rich and poor. This illustrated lecture examines the craft, uses and significance of ancient textiles. Select pieces of the Late Antique Egyptian textiles from the Hearst collection will be on display.

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Diliana Angelova, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley, is a historian of Late Antique and Byzantine art and visual culture. She is the author of Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium (2015).

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The Museum’s newly renovated Gallery strives to provide excellence in accessibility for all visitors. The entrance and all exhibit spaces are wheelchair accessible and located on a single floor. Automatic door push-buttons are available at the front entrance. Content is provided at standard heights with all text in large, legible fonts. A variety of furniture is provided throughout the Gallery to provide resting points for all guests. All exhibit cases and displays are cane detectable. Public restrooms are located near the Gallery. With advance notice, we are happy to provide additional support for guests with specific needs. Please email pahma-gallery@berkeley.edu for more info.

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102 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley

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