Sunday, September 8, 2013

Museum Pieces - Mummy portrait of a young girl

Photocredit: Allard Pierson Museum (UvA)
Mummy portrait of a young girl

Painted on wood with laurel of gold leaf in her hair
Hight 302 mm
Roman Period, 50 - 75 AD
Inventory nr: APM00724

Allard Pierson Museum


Current exhibition at the Allard Pierson Museum:

Eternal Egypt Experience

Discover the vast history of Ancient Egypt in an unexpected way
12 July 2013 to 5 January 2014 

Eternal Egypt Experience. Discover the vast history of Ancient Egypt in an unexpected way. The heart of the experience is Culturama, a large multimedia show with nine, metre-high screens and a 180° view. In just 20 minutes a guide will take you through the highlights of Ancient Egypt - from prehistory, pharaohs and the great pyramids to the early-Christian Coptic era.

This exciting show is combined with a review of current Dutch and Flemish archaeological research in Egypt. Seven presentations allow visitors to experience work behind the scenes. What factors play a role in these archaeological excavations? How do the archaeologists go about their job, have their findings confirmed existing ideas and what new insights have these discoveries produced? A unique aspect of these excavation presentations is the overview they provide of the chronology of Ancient Egypt, reinforcing the narrative of the experience. Top pieces from the museum's own Egyptian collection, including a mummy, beautifully painted sarcophagi, crisp reliefs and sophisticated bronzes, illustrate the presentations.

Eternal Egypt Experience can be seen in the Allard Pierson Museum from 12 July 2013 to 5 January 2014.

Visiting address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam
Postal address: 94057, 1090GB Amsterdam
Telephone: + 31 (0)20 52 52 556
Fax: + 31 (0)20 52 52 561

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