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]