2019 Rhakotis Prizes

Rhakotis has led to a small revolution in the way that curators, writers and artists engage with Graeco-Roman Egypt.  The panel had a hard time selecting winners. Retiring to Bibendum restaurant in London for the traditional long lunch, and after much deliberation, the following winners were selected.


Exhibition Prizes

Best exhibition specifically about Greco-Roman Egypt

Best UK Exhibition outside London

Antinous: Boy made God at the Ashmolean (Two Categories)


Best exhibition specifically about Greco-Roman Egypt Runner Up

The Gurob Boat at the Petrie Museum


Best UK Exhibition

The Denney Edition at Rainham Hall

Best UK Exhibition Runner Up

Between Oedipus and the Sphinx at the Freud Museum


Best International Exhibition

Prehistory: a modern enigma


Best Exhibition UX

I am Ashurbanipal at the British Museum

Garden, I am Ashurbanipal

Creative prizes

Best contemporary art show (joint)

Ancient Modern Renee So

It wasn’t that at all Kate Daudy

Renee So
Reflections of a Reclining Male, Renee So, 2019

Best non-fiction book

Nefertiti’s Face by Joyce Tyldesley

Best fiction book

Blake et Mortimer, Le Dernier Pharoah


Rhakotis Lifetime Award 2019

Anthony Powell


About the Prize

Rhakotis is unique in crediting and rewarding our award panel more than the winners. The panelists enjoy a heavy meal followed by a discussion over cigars in one of London’s finest restaurants. The Rhakotis Award Laureates receive the glory and recognition of winning one of the most prestigious awards in the field of Graeco-Roman Egypt.

Read more about our previous winners in 2017 and 2018.