From Egypt to the Middle East: Fashioning Bodies in the Ancient World
November 10, 2023 - May 8, 2024
Open from 10 Nov 2023 to 8 May 2024
Ancient Middle East Gallery
In partnership with Curating for Change, and to coincide with Disability History Month this year, we’re highlighting some of the important objects in our collection to showcase how disability has been celebrated and depicted in Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Middle East.
Our Curating for Change Fellow at the Ashmolean & Pitt Rivers Museum, Kyle Lewis Jordan, is a disabled Egyptologist who studies disability in antiquity. This display incorporates his research, exploring how people have understood disability in the past.
Six intriguing objects and moulds will be showcased in the Fashioning Bodies in the Ancient World display. These two figurines below are from Ancient Egypt around 5,000 years ago.