Queen Nefertari's Egypt

  • December 6, 2020 through March 14, 2021
  • Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth, Texas
This exhibition celebrates the wives of pharaohs during the New Kingdom period (1550–1070 BCE), when Egyptian civilization reached its zenith. Not shown as merely royal wives, they were also sisters, daughters and mothers of pharaohs, and sometimes even pharaohs themselves, and the fullness of their lives are evoked through some 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, mummies, wooden coffins and stone sarcophagi, as well as tools and various items of daily life from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina, home to the craftsmen who made the royal tombs. All of the selected masterpieces come from the Museo Egizio in Turin, the second-most-important permanent Egyptian collection in the world after Cairo.
Museo Egizio / kimbellart.org

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