On Monday 15th of August, the Museum will be open until 6.30 pm
Starting from Alexandria of Egypt, passing by Delo and landing at Pozzuoli in Campania we can observe the evolution of cults and Egyptian iconographic motifs. The exhibition focuses particularly on Pozzuoli, Cuma and Benevento, with a deepening of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
How much has the Egyptian culture influenced Italy during the Roman period? What were the results of this contamination in the arts and what effect has it had on the daily life from the Hellenistic Age to the Roman Empire? The exhibition presents works of extraordinary beauty, for the first time on display in Turin, such as the frescoes of the Temple of Isis in Pompeii or the House of the Golden Bracelet, over 300 exhibits from 20 Italian and foreign museums.
The aim of the exhibition is to illustrate the encounter between different but intimately and historically-linked cultures. It is a dialogue between Egyptian artifacts of the Pharaonic era and those works of Hellenistic-republican and imperial age who have received and re-read the iconography.
This course intends to be an extension of the suggestions of the exhibition within the permanent collection. Reported objects were chosen by the editors based on their link with the theme of Osiris and the veneration of the Egyptians gods in Roman-Greek era, widely discussed themes in the exhibition. On the back of the brochure you will find a map of the museum with indications of the finds within the halls. Each will be marked with a red dot.
Turin, Pompeii and Naples joined by a large exhibition project with a single common denominator: Egypt.
This is the theme of a prestigious exhibition, articulated into three places and four periods, which tells influences and spiritual, social, political and artistic grafts originated by cults and elements of style born or passed through the land of the Nile.
“L’Egitto a Pompei” is the title that unifies the three-venues program, a collaboration between the Egyptian Museum, the Pompeii Superintendence and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
The exhibition was created in collaboration with