PHARAOH, OSIRIS AND THE MUMMY
Until September 26, 2021, the Musée Granet, the City of Aix-en-Provence’s leading cultural institution, will play host to a world-class exhibition on ancient Egyptian art.
“Pharaoh, Osiris and the mummy” will shed light on the Musée Granet’s Egyptian collection, as part of a unique partnership with the Musée du Louvre and several regional and European museums.
Organised by expert curator Christophe Barbotin, General Heritage Curator at the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre Museum, and Bruno Ely, Senior Curator at the Musée Granet, this exhibition will present the Musée Granet’s complete collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and throw light on why Aix-en-Provence owns pieces to rival some of those in the Louvre or British Museum.
They include two low-reliefs, produced at the same time as the Great Pyramid of Cheops, several first-rate stelae, a sarcophagus and its mummy, and a mummified Nile monitor lizard - an extremely rare object in the history of ancient Egypt – presented alongside a tomography or cross-section that reveals how it was embalmed, as well as funerary sculptures and amulets from different periods of this civilisation that spanned the millennia.
A major monumental object from the Louvre’s collection - a colossal two-metre-high royal statue of a member of the Ramesside line (1292-1070 BCE) - will also be on display.
The digital displays on the first floor, created especially for the exhibition, take an educational and amusing approach to ancient Egyptian history for a non-specialist audience.
CATALOGUE (in French):
Khéops/Musée Granet joint edition. 240 pages.
The exhibition catalogue is sponsored by AG2R
Until June 27, 2021
Tuesday to Sunday, midday to 6pm
From June 29 to September 26, 2021
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Ticketing closes at 5:30pm
Full admission: €8
Reduced admission : €6
Free: under 18s, students under 26, long-term unemployed (from six months)...
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