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Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt

Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   July 11, 2015 (Sat) - September 23, 2015 (Wed)

  
Relief of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1388-1350 B.C., Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels (C)RMAH

This exhibition takes the queens of ancient Egypt, the most famous of whom is Cleopatra, as its theme. These queens not only supported reigning pharaohs as mothers, wives, and daughters, but also played significant roles in politics and religion. Their magnificence will be conveyed though masterpieces of ancient Egypt from a number of renowned museums around the world.

Highlights of the Exhibition

General Information

Highlights of the Exhibition

 

1. King and His Family
2. Life at Court
3. Queen as a Religious Figure
4. The Exercise of Power
5. Cleopatra: The Last Queen

 

1. King and His Family

 

ラメセス2世の王妃イシスネフェルト
Isetneferet
New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C.
Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels
© RMAH
 
王妃ヘテプへレスの肘掛椅子(複製)
Armchair of the Queen Mother Hetepheres (reproduction)
Modern reproduction of Cairo, Egyptian Museum, JE 53263
Original: Old Kingdom, 4th dynasty, reign of Sneferu-Khufu, 2614-2556 B.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gift of Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith and Group of Friends, 38.957, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Photograph © 2015 MFA, Boston
 

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2. Life at Court

 

 

王妃ハトシェプスト
Hatshepsut
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmosis II-Hatshepsut, 1492-1458 B.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith in memory of Joseph Lindon Smith, 52.347, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Photograph © 2015 MFA, Boston
ウジャト眼の胸飾
Necklace
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550-1292 B.C.
Kunsthistoriches Museum Wien, Ägyptisch Orientalische Sammlung
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

 
 
乳母木棺
Fragment of sarcophagus of Tjesraperet
Third intermediate period, 25th dynasty, reign of Taharqa, 690-664 B.C.
Firenze, Museo Egizio (Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana)
Su concessione della Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici de lla Toscana ‒ Firenze
 

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3. Queen as a Religious Figure

 

 

アメン神妻のスフィンクス
The Divine Adoratrice Shepenwepet II presenting the water of Amun
Third intermediate period, 25th dynasty, reign of Taharqa, to Late period, 26th dynasty, 9th year of the reign of Psamtik I, 690-656 B.C.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,  Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin ‒ Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, inv.-no. ÄM 7972, photo: Jürgen Liepe
 
神の楯とメナト形のおもり
Aegis and its menat counterpoise
Late period, 664-332 B.C.
Collection Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland
© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland.
Photographer : André Longchamp
 
ハトホル女神の柱頭

Column capital with Hathor emblem
Third intermediate period, 22th dynasty, reign of Osorkon I-II, 925-837 B.C.
The British Museum
© The Trustees of the British Museum, all rights reserved
 
 

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4. The Exercise of Power

 

 

王妃のマスク
Mummy mask for a royal woman
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550-1292 B.C.
Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester
© Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester
 
アメンヘテプ3世の王妃ティイのレリーフ
Relief of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1388-1350 B.C.
Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels
© RMAH
 
王妃の頭部
Head of queen
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, 1351-1334 B.C.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,  Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin ‒ Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, inv.-no. ÄM 21245, photo: Sandra Steiß
 

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5. Cleopatra: The Last Queen

 

 

クレオパトラ
Cleopatra
Ptolemaic period, 1st century B.C.
Museo di Antichità di Torino
© Archivio Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Piemonte e del Museo Antichità Egizie
 
カエサル
Julius Caesar, called "Caesar Chiaramonti"
Roman period, 27-20 B.C.
Vatican Museum, Vatican City
Photo © Vatican Museums. All rights reserved


 
 
クレオパトラの死
Death of Cleopatra
By Achilles Glisenti
1878-79
Musei Civici d'Arte e Storia di Brescia
Archivio fotografico dei Civici Musei d'Arte e Storia di Brescia
 

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General Information

Period Saturday, July 11 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays until 18:00
Fridays  until 20:00
Open until 18:00 from July 22 to August 27(Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) and Monday August 10.
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for  July 20, August 10, and September 21), and closed Tuesday July 21
Admission Adults: 1600 (1400/1300) yen
University students: 1200 (1000/900) yen
High school students: 900 (700/600) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free 
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
* Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes), and other major ticketing agencies from Monday, May 11 to Friday, July 10, 2015.
* Special exhibition "THE ART of  BVLGARI 130 YEARS OF ITALIAN MASTERPIECES" (Tuesday, September 8 - Sunday, November 29, 2015, Hyokeikan) requires a separate admission fee.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc., The Asahi Shimbun
With the Support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
With the Sponsorship of Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
With the Assistance of JAPAN AIRLINES, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
With the Co-organizer and Co-producer The Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Fact Concepteurs
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial, in Japanese)
Exhibition Website http://www.egypt2015.jp (In Japanese)

Related Events

Heiseikan Auditorium  July 11, 2015 (Sat)   13:30 - 15:00   RESERVE_FINISH
Heiseikan Auditorium  September 5, 2015 (Sat)   13:30 - 15:00   RESERVE_FINISH

Next venue

The National Museum of Art, Osaka : Saturday, October 10 - Sunday, December 27, 2015