12 janvier 2019

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden explores the mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods

LEIDEN.- The mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods comes to life in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden, the Netherlands. The large exhibition ‘Gods of Egypt’ is entirely devoted to the ancient Egyptian pantheon and brings together more than 500 imposing sculptures of gods and goddesses, magical papyri, gold jewels and richly painted mummy cases, from museums in the Netherlands and abroad, including the British Museum, the Louvre, the Museo Egizio of Turin, and the... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2016

Exhibition examines the myths and realities of the Egyptian kings' power through extraordinary ancient objects

Head of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. Dynasty 18, reign of Tuthmosis III, c. 1479–1425 BC. Karnak, Thebes, Egypt. Green siltstone; 46 x 19 x 32 cm. British Museum, EA 986. Image © Trustees of the British Museum, London. CLEVELAND, OH.- Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history to life through some of the finest objects from the British Museum’s vast holdings and several of Cleveland’s own masterworks. The first Egyptian art exhibition organized at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1996,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

Fitzwilliam Museum's remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins on view in new exhibition

Face from coffin, detail. Carved gilded wood, depth, 7.5, cm, length, 16.6, cm, width, 11.9, cm. 1186 B.C. — 1069 B.C., Twentieth Dynasty, Egypt © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum is marking its bicentenary anniversary celebrations with an exhibition on its remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins. Going beyond the images of mummies, animal-headed gods, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt, Death on the Nile will explore the... [Lire la suite]