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ANCIENT ART

The Ancient Art collection features objects from a wide geographic area spanning the Mediterranean basin to Central Asia, with the ancient cultures of Greece, Italy, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt prominently represented. Although the objects in the collection are thousands of years old, they represent a variety of functions that are still relevant today and include drinking vessels, jewelry and perfume containers, religious dedications, and funerary monuments.

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Curator

Lisa Çakmak is Assistant Curator of Ancient Art. Lisa has installed two permanent galleries of Ancient Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The first highlights the art and architecture of the Roman Empire, and the second showcases the Museum's collection of Near Eastern, Greek and Etruscan art. Lisa received her PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan.

Lisa is currently working on several projects including a catalogue of the Museum's collection of Ancient Greek vases in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, a collaborative research project with Judith Mann, Curator of European Art to 1800. The project examines the ancient origins of the Museum's Renaissance Reclining Pan, as well as re-envisions the installation of the Museum's Egyptian galleries. Lisa continues to be active in archaeological excavation and research.

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Art of Ancient Egypt
The Ancient Art collection features objects from a wide geographic area spanning the Mediterranean basin to Central Asia, with the ancient cultures of Greece, Italy, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt prominently represented. Although the objects in the collection are thousands of years old, they represent a variety of functions that are still relevant today and include drinking vessels, jewelry and perfume containers, religious dedications, and funerary monuments.

View our Ancient Art Collection

Curator

Lisa Çakmak is Assistant Curator of Ancient Art. Lisa has installed two permanent galleries of Ancient Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The first highlights the art and architecture of the Roman Empire, and the second showcases the Museum's collection of Near Eastern, Greek and Etruscan art. Lisa received her PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan.

Lisa is currently working on several projects including a catalogue of the Museum's collection of Ancient Greek vases in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, a collaborative research project with Judith Mann, Curator of European Art to 1800. The project examines the ancient origins of the Museum's Renaissance Reclining Pan, as well as re-envisions the installation of the Museum's Egyptian galleries. Lisa continues to be active in archaeological excavation and research.




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