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Anne-Elizabeth Vaturi

PhD candidate

A.E.K. Vaturi
+31 71 527 2171

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PhD research

The Ancient Egyptian Game of 58 Holes: Archaeological Evidence, Gaming Aspects, and Symbolism
Supervisor: Prof. Olaf Kaper en Dr. Alex de Voogt (American Museum of Natural History)




Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris, France - 
1994 – 1996 MA in Near Eastern Archaeology, directed by Pr. Jean-Louis Huot Dissertation: Production and trade of olive oil in the Levant before the Hellenistic Period 

Ecole du Louvre - Paris, France - 
1994 – 1993 Museology Program Dissertation: Museographic survey of the British Museum Ancient Near Eastern collection 
1989 – 1993 BA in Art History and Archaeology Major: Near Eastern Archaeology Sumerian and Akkadian epigraphies 



METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York Ancient Near Eastern Art Department 
May 2009 – present Hagop Kevorkian Research Associate 

2010 – 2013 Co-curator for the show “Art du jeu, jeu dans l’art. De Babylone à l’Occident médieval” (Nov 28, 2012 – March 4, 2013) 

MUSEE DU LOUVRE, Paris, France Departments of Antiquities (Egypt, Near East, Greece, Rome) and Islamic art 
September 1998 – April 2008 Research Assistant for an audit concerning the long-term loans to French museums and museums abroad 
November 1998 – June 2000 Research Assistant for a report to the French Prime Minister concerning the Looting of Art in France by the Germans during World War II 
March 1994 – December 1997 Research assistant and author for a multimedia set 
October 1996 – October 1997 and February – March 1995 Assistant for the preparation of the Ancient Iran display for the Middle Elamite and Iron Age galleries 


October 1994 – June 2004 Lecturer in the Ancient Near Eastern art galleries and in charge of methodology classes for the undergraduate students 

Tell es-Sa'idiyeh, Jordan Directed by Jonathan N. Tubb, British Museum (April-May 1996 and April-May 1995) 
Tell Yarmouth, Israël Directed by Pierre de Miroschedji, Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem (July 1992)



Monographs and exhibition catalogs: 
2012 Co-editor and author for the exhibition catalog “Art du jeu, jeu dans l’art. De Babylone à l’Occident médieval”, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux. 
2012 Co-editor and author for the Histoire Antique et médievale volume edited on the occasion of the exhibition “Art du jeu, jeu dans l’art. De Babylone à l’Occident médieval”, HS 33. 
2003 “Vounous. C.F.A. Schaeffer’s excavations in 1933 ”, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, vol. 130, Aström förlag: Jonsered. 

2013 with Alex de Voogt and Jelmer W. Eerkens, “Cultural transmission in the ancient Near East: twenty squares and fifty-eight holes”, Journal of Archaeological Science 40, 1715-1730. 
2009 “Games” in Encyclopaedia Iranica. 2007 “Course-poursuite dans l’Antiquité” in  Jeux de l’humanité, 5000 ans d’histoire culturelle des jeux de société, Musée Suisse du Jeu, Ed. Slatkine. 2007 
2006 “Nouvelles perspectives sur les jeux à la lumière de plateaux du Kerman”,  Iranica Antiqua 41, 1-29. 
2003 “La Croisière Jaune” in  Orient-Express (1). 
2000 “The Monkey Race” in  Board Games Studies, 107-111. 

Contributions to Conferences: 
2012 “The Game of Twenty revisited”,  Board Game Studies Colloquia XV, Munich, April. 
2012 “Between Play and Rebirth: the Game of Hounds and Jackals”, Wilkinson lecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 2. 
2010 “Fragments of a game of 58 Holes among the Pratt ivories in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)”,  Board Game Studies Colloquia XIII, Paris, April. 
2007 “Le récolement des antiquités chypriotes dans les collections françaises”,  Chypre et la côte  du Levant aux IIe et Ier millénaires, International Conference in honor of Annie Caubet, Paris (article published in 2008 in the Proceedings). 
2005 “New Histories of Ancient Games - the Finds from Jiroft”,  Board Game StudiesColloquia VIII, Oxford. 
2003 “Vounous (Chypre). Des caveaux dans la roche éternelle”,  Pratiques funéraires et sociétés, Centre de Recherche et d’Etude du Patrimoine, Sens (article published in 2007). 
2002 “Les fouilles de C. Schaeffer à Vounous en 1933”, Study day of the Centre d’Etudes Chypriotes, Maison René Ginouvès (article published in 2002 in  Cahiers du Centre d’Etudes  Chypriotes). 
2002 “A propos d’un nouveau jeu de l’Iran ancien... ”, International colloquium on Iranian studies in Paris (article published in 2002 in the Proceedings).

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES Egyptologie

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