21 février 2019

Dealer discovers ancient fragment from Seti I's tomb in Valley of Kings

Relief fragment from the tomb of pharaoh Sethos I Hieroglyphic inscription in raised relief, a part of the third hour from the Book of Gates. Originally placed on the corner pillar of the sarcophagus chamber. Polychrome limestone. Egypt, New Kingdom, 19 th Dynasty, H. 36 cm, W. 15 cm. © Galerie Eberwein Ancient Art PARIS.- A dealer due to stand at the world’s most important art fair for the first time has revealed an astonishing discovery linked to the 3300-year-old tomb of Pharaoh Seti I. Antonia Eberwein,... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2018

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits a spectacular ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin

Gilded Coffin Lid for the Priest Nedjemankh (detail) Late Ptolemaic Period (150–50 B.C.) Cartonnage, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, 2017 Benefit Fund; Lila Acheson Wallace Gift; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; Leona Sobel Education and The Camille M. Lownds Funds; and 2016 Benefit Fund, 2017 (2017.255b). Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- A highly ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin from the... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2016

Exhibition presents new research—inspired in part by feminist scholarship

Amarna King, circa 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, paint, gold leaf, 21.3 x 4.8 cm. Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 29.34. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum). BROOKLYN, NY.- The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. In A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt, the Brooklyn Museum presents new research—inspired in part by feminist scholarship—to tell this remarkable story of gender transformation in the ancient world. The... [Lire la suite]