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Exhibitions:

Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display

And So the Story Goes...Innovations in Storytelling

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Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display
February 23, 2019 -TBD

Opening February 23, Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display provides visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk in the shoes of an archaeologist. Explore the journey artifacts take on their way to museum display, from excavation to conservation to storage and research. More than 200 fascinating objects, many of which have never been on view before, are included throughout the three-part, 6,000-square-foot exhibition. Eventually, these objects will become a part of the re-envisioned Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries, a much-anticipat

And So the Story Goes...Innovations in Storytelling
Through March 3, 2019

Telling stories is a fundamental aspect of all human societies, but how have different cultures taken on communicating narratives? And what happens when the ways stories are told change? This special exhibition, developed by Penn student curators Braden Cordivari, Fiona Jensen-Hitch, and Linda Lin for Penn’s Year of Innovation, explores how cultures have innovated storytelling. Fifteen objects—including a Javanese Shadow puppet, a Native American story knife from Alaska, and a Neoclassical period cameo—drawn from the Penn Museum’s international collections, help to tell the tale.

Narakas Description
Illustrated religious manuscript on khoi paper folded in accordion fashion. The popular story of Phra Malai (a monk who visits heaven and hell), preceded by 3 short texts illustrated with portraits, mostly of deities but also of monks and devotees. Written in 5 lines per segment. Written on khoi paper, with 2 folios written in gold ink on black (f. A03, A06); folded concertina- or accordion-style. 16 illustrated folios (11 on Side A, 5 on Side B) with images of monks (f. A03), deities (f. A06-A11), devotees (f. A12), and Phra Malai episodes (f. A13, A30, A42, B11, B26, B36-B37, B44). Covers attached, simply lacquered, with a border formed of additional layers of heavy paper. Written in Thailand, probably in the 1860s or 1870s. Black lacquer covers, flaked. Undated colophon by a writer referring to himself without naming himself, his wife Jai, his grandmother Pien, and a man with the surname Kiew and his four sons, who together donated the manuscript to a monastery, probably for a funeral. Formerly owned by Ethel S. Jordan (signature inside upper cover; possibly a relative of the donor). Gift of Mrs. Guy G. Gabrielson, Jr. (Nancy Jordan Gabrielson), 1983

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