Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

By Memorial Art Gallery

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm

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  • Thursday, December 8, 2022 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday, December 9, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday, December 16, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, December 17, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm

500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

https://mag.rochester.edu/exhibitions/striking-power/
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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt is an exploration of a little-known aspect of Egyptian sculpture: the deliberate damage inflicted upon images for political and religious power. The exhibition takes as its starting point the question that many museum visitors ask when they see ancient sculpture: “Why are the noses broken on Egyptian statues?” Viewed through the lens of spiritual and ritual practices, Striking Power, which showcases 40 powerful works from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, examines the patterns of damage to images from these organized campaigns of destruction.

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