The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is presenting a talk about facial features carved on the lids of Egyptian coffins.

The discussion will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in Kaplan Hall room 365. Stefanie Mainieri, a teaching assistant of Egyptology from the University of Naples, will lead.

In collaboration with the Vatican Coffin Project, this exploration began as a new methodological approach for studying ‘yellow coffins’ and is mainly based on an analysis of facial features carved on the lid using 3-D modeling. These are important elements regarding the typology and the classification of the statues that have never been considered in the analysis of coffins.

For more information about this free event, visit the department website.