Prof. Sinclair Bell: Foreign Faces: Africans and Others in Ancient Roman Art

Sponsored by AIA Chicago Society, Illinois Classical Conference, Department of Classics, The University of Chicago

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location:
Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute 1155 E 58th Street Chicago IL 60637 How did ancient Romans understand other peoples, especially Africans? This talk surveys the evidence of Roman literture, inscriptions and especially works of art, including unpublished material from current excavations. Dr. Bell investigates the creative forms of artistic expression that Africans inspired across the empire, and suggests some possible motives for their creation.

Contact:
Bruce Williams
bbwillia@uchicago.edu

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