Family Gallery:A Mummy and Ancient Egyptian Gods

"Family Gallery:A Mummy and Ancient Egyptian Gods"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  July 22, 2015 (Wed) - September 13, 2015 (Sun)

  
Mummy of Pasherienptah, Excavated at Thebes (detail), Egypt, 22nd dynasty, ca. 945-730 BC (Gift of Egyptian Department of Antiquities)

Many visitors are drawn to the Tokyo National Museum by the mysterious appeal of our mummy. But why did the people of ancient Egypt create mummies? By looking closely at the objects that were buried with them, we can start to imagine the afterlife that the Egyptians believed in.
This exhibition will answer these questions by introducing visitors to the gods and afterlife of the ancient Egyptian people, who created a rich civilization through the bounty of the Nile River.
Current exhibit includes:
Tomb Relief of Iny, Excavated at Saqqara, Egypt, Old Kingdom, 6th dynasty, 23rd century BC
Mummy Shroud of Padiinher,
Excavated in lower Egypt, Roman period, 1st century
Mummy of Pasherienptah,
Excavated at Thebes, Egypt, 22nd dynasty, ca. 945-730 BC (Gift of Egyptian Department of Antiquities)

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