“Ancient Egyptians: Masters of Art”
The exhibition will remain open until Sunday, December 10th 2023, and can be visited daily from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed during lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.).
The exhibition showcases 18 ancient artefacts from the Museum's collection, some of which are on display for the first time, in a journey through 12 stages, each will focus on an object or group of objects to delve into a part of Egypt's millennia-long history and examine a specific technique, style or material. Vases in alabaster and terracotta, pendants and amulets in gold and stone-materials, a wooden model boat, a building fragment, a painted stela, a papyrus with an extract from the Book of the Dead – are some of the artefacts that provide an insight into the arts of ancient Egypt, in a narrative that chronologically spans from the Predynastic Period (3900-3300 BCE) to the to the Greco-Roman Period (332 BCE-395 CE).
The exhibition is the first in a series, entitled “Art stories with major museums”, designed and promoted by the Department of Italian Culture of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.