Éva Liptay, PhD

Éva Liptay, PhD

Head curator

E-mail: eva.liptay(at)szepmuveszeti(dot)hu

Éva Liptay joined the the Department of Egyptian Antiquities in 1991 and has been head of the department since 2006.

Research interests
• Egyptian coffins as sacred spaces
• The iconography of passage in funerary art
• Typology, religious symbolism and iconology of coffins
• Religious symbolism in funerary arts
• Assessment and tax in the Middle Kingdom (PhD diss., 2004)

Current projects
• curator of the new permanent exhibition of the Egyptian Collection
• participation in the Budapest Mummy Project

Previous projects
• co-curator of the temporary exhibition Mummies uncovered (2011)
• publication of the Third Intermediate Period coffins and coffin fragments of the collection
• Hungarian (co-)curator of the temporary exhibition Pharaonic Renaissance (2008)
• Participation in the organisation of the temporary exhibition Repelling demons – protecting newborns: a 4000-year old magic wand in the Egyptian Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest (2005)

External positions/appointments
• External member of doctoral thesis committees, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
• External lecturer at the University of Debrecen, Department of Ancient History (1993–1995)

Editorial roles
• Editorial Board Member, Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts

Recent publications
Books
• Coffins and Coffin Fragments of the Third Intermediate Period. Museum of the Fine Arts, Budapest (Catalogues of the Egyptian Collection 1), Budapest 2011.
• Átváltozás istenné. Koporsók és koporsótöredékek a Kr. e. 10–8. századból. Szépművészeti Múzeum (Egyiptomi Régiségek 1), Budapest 2011.
Edited book
• K. A. Kóthay – É. Liptay (eds), Egyptian Artefacts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2010.
Studies
• 'The Bull Coming out of the Mountain'. The Changing Context and Connotations of an Iconographic Motif, in K. A. Kóthay (ed.), Art and Society. Ancient and Modern Contexts of Egyptian Art, Budapest, 2012, 169–184.
• Az ókori egyiptomi koporsó mint szent tér. A szent tér változásai a Harmadik Átmeneti korban, Ókor 11/1 (2012), 9–16.
• From Middle Kingdom apotropaia to Netherworld Books, in Bechtold, E. – Gulyás, A. – Hasznos, A. (eds), From Illahun to Djeme. Papers Presented in Honour of Ulrich Luft (BAR International Series 2311), Oxford 2011, 149–155.
• Theban Miscellanies in Hawass, Z. – Bács, T.A. – Schreiber, G. (eds), Proceedings of the Colloquium on Theban Archaeology at the Supreme Council of Antiquities. November 5, 2009, Cairo 2011, 95–104.
• A "szombathelyi múmia" – új kutatási eredmények, Vasi Honismereti és Helytörténeti Közlemények 2011/2, 52–58.
• A hieratic graffito on the footboard of a coffin from the Twenty-first Dynasty, BMHBA 112–113 (2010), 17–28.
• The wooden inner coffin of Takhenemet in the Czartoryski Museum, Krakow, Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization 13 (2009), 83–117.
•Your face is (that of) Ra ..., BMHBA 108–109 (2008), 11–22.
• Past Imperfect. Attitudes towards the past in the Third Intermediate Period, in: Pharaonic Renaissance: Archaism and the Sense of History in Ancient Egypt. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 08th August – 09th November 2008. Ed. by F. Tiradritti and É. Liptay. Budapest 2008, 67–79. (= Past Imperfect. Attitudes towards the past in the Third Intermediate Period, in Pharaonic Renaissance: Archaism and the Sense of History. Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, 04th March – 20th July 2008. Ed. by Francesco Tiradritti. Ljubljana 2008, 79–98.)
• Kép és szöveg az egyiptomi kultúrában. Ókor 7/1-2 (2008), 40-46.
• Between heaven and earth II. The iconography of a 21st Dynasty Funerary papyrus. Second part, BMHBA 105 (2006), 11-39.
• Between heaven and earth II. The iconography of a 21st Dynasty Funerary papyrus. First part, BMHBA 104 (2006). 35-61.
• Between heaven and earth. The motif of the cow coming out of the mountain, BMHBA 99 (2003). 11-30.
• Bandeau sur la tête – Aspects religieux d'un motif iconographique de la 21e dynastie. BMHBA 96 (2002), 7-30.
• Fragment du cercueil d'un prêtre d'Amon de Thèbes de la XXIème dynastie. BMHBA 92-93 (2000), 7-22.
Catalogues items, reviews
• In: Egyptian Artefacts of the Museum of Fine Arts, ed. by K. A. Kóthay – É. Liptay, Budapest, 2010, nos 14, 23, 31–36, 45, 50, 53, 54, 57, 63.
• In: Pharaonic Renaissance. Archaism and Historical Value in Old Egyptian Art. Ed. by F. Tiradritti, Ljubljana 2008, no 18; Egyptian Renaissance. Archaism and the Sense of History in Ancient Egypt. Szerk. F. Tiradritti. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2008, nos 87 and 88.
• In: In Arte Venustas. Studies on Drawings in Honour of Teréz Gerszi. Ed. by A. Czére, Budapest, 2007, no. 1.
• In: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Masterpieces from the Collection. Ed. by A. Czére. Budapest 2006, no. 4.