Posts tagged with: ancient egyptian art

  • Close-up of Turtle-headed demon on coffin
Turtle headed demon – still missing! Turtle headed creatures are quite rare in iconography of ancient Egypt and examples are scattered through different contexts. We can meet them mostly in funerary sphere where they serve as guardians. In the case of late Third Intermediate Period coffins, turtle headed creatures can...
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This is one of a series of blogs written as an assignment by the 2015-16 Year 3 and MA students taking a course on “Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt” offered by Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University.   Have you seen this demon? Description: This demon has a distinguishable iconography...
You are warmly invited to join us for ‘Demon stations’, a hands-on arts and crafts event for all the family where you get to create your very own heroes and demons. Dress up as your favourite hero or villain and come along to Swansea Museum to make your own character...
Rita Lucarelli Assistant Professor of Egyptology Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley The ancient Egyptian netherworld was populated by embodied creatures with supernatural powers and hybrid appearance, which are conventionally called “demons” or daimones and which function, as in many other ancient and modern religions, as a...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” by Kasia Szpakowska One of the most obvious characteristics of Middle Kingdom iconography is the surfacing of new populations of beings, many of them creatively composite. They appear as both two and three-dimensional images on objects and as...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” Dr. Kasia Szpakowska Associate Professor of Egyptology, Swansea University Director of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K One of the most obvious characteristics of Middle Kingdom iconography is the surfacing of new populations of beings, many of them creatively...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University, Wales 6:30 pm: Pre-Lecture Reception ($5.00/person) 7:00 pm: Lecture (Free)   Location: **This event takes place in Alexandria** 505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314 Across the street from Braddock road Metro station. Venue sponsored by Hands Along the Nile Development...
The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K (represented by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska & Amber Furmage),  will also have a drop-in stand in the ‘Back in Time’ zone in Swansea Museum as part of the Family Weekend (open 11am-4pm on 10 and 11 Sept). Come create your own daemonic manifestation at and...
The ancient Egyptians’ gods and goddesses helped them make sense of a mysterious and frightening world. But what about their demons? Kasia Szpakowska studies the supernatural beings that were blamed for and called upon for protection from physical and psychological ailments. Join her to see into the mind of people...
Just to come full circle… previously, we blogged about full days of papers one and two. Our conference launched on Monday, 21 March, with offerings of wine and chocolate to pacify all the beings. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Stringer kicked off the event with a stimulating unscripted talk that really set the...