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Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity



Female Figure. Egypt, from Ma’mariya. Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa (circa 3500-3400 B.C.). Terracotta, painted. Brooklyn Museum of Art, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum of Art
Female Figure. Egypt, from Ma'mariya. Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa (circa 3500-3400 B.C.). Terracotta, painted. Brooklyn Museum of Art, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum of Art
Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
UNITED STATES
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  •  Brooklyn Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
Completing the final phase of the reinstallation of the Egyptian Galleries, nearly 600 objects, including some of the most important works of ancient Egyptian art in the world, are on view in four newly designed galleries on the Museum's third floor. These works, some not on view since the early 20th century, date from the Predynastic Period (circa 4400 B.C.) to the 18th-Dynasty reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1353 B.C.). Included are such treasures as an exquisite chlorite-stone head of a Middle Kingdom princess, an early stone deity from 2650 B.C., a relief from the tomb of Akhty-hotep, and a highly abstract female terracotta statuette created over 5,000 years ago. The new galleries are arranged chronologically, starting with the oldest pieces, and include thematic displays exploring such topics as the connection between art and writing and the relationship between Egyptians and other ancient peoples. Additionally, computers and video monitors provide in-depth information about the objects.

Brooklyn Museum of Art Web Site


Contact: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-605

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