A Greek in Egypt: the Hunter from Naukratis
@ South Shields Museum and Art GalleryBook Now
01 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
All day during museum opening hours
A Greek in Egypt: the Hunter from Naukratis is a spotlight exhibition developed by The British Museum. At the dawn of the Classical Age, in the 7th century BC, Egypt established a Mediterranean port at Naukratis, inviting trade with people from across the Mediterranean.
The loan object is a unique Cypriot sculpture of a hunter from Naukratis. It is inscribed with the Greek name ‘Kallias’, who dedicated the object to Aphrodite inside her sanctuary at Naukratis in the 6th century BC. The exhibition will draw parallels with Arbeia, particularly in relation to the overlap of cultures at the site, as well as the South Tyneside archaeological collections.
A Greek in Egypt, links to the major exhibition at the British Museum Sunken Cities: Egypt’s lost worlds (19 May – 27 Nov 2016) exploring the underwater excavations of the contemporary Egyptian ports of Thonis-Herakleion and Alexandria, as well as Naukratis itself. It is only being loaned to four venues in the UK.
This spotlight loan will be displayed in a special section of the main exhibition gallery.
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