Gallery Talks

Relief with Five Divinities: Zeus, Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, and Apollo, Roman, 25 B.C.E.–14 C.E. Marble. Yale University Art Gallery, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

12/05

Gallery Talk, Musical Processions in Ancient and Premodern Ritual

Carolyn M. Laferrière
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12:30 pm

Religious rituals in antiquity were often punctuated by musical performances that served varied purposes, whether to amplify the tension before a sacrifice, offer a prayer to the divine, or gather worshippers together. Processions that took place within a ritual were often lavish sensory events, in which worshippers moved together in unison to musical sounds. Join Carolyn M. Laferrière, Postdoctoral Associate at Archaia: Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies, and curator of Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual, for a discussion of the relationship between music and processions in ancient and premodern rituals. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual.

Space is limited.

Open to: 
General Public