GOLD OF THE PHARAOS
Golden bangles and rings, jewellery manufactured with semi-precious stones of the former queens as well as decorations of graves offer a brilliant picture of old-egyptian culture. The exhibition celebrates the new installation of the galleries of the Egyptian and Oriental Collection, that will again be open to the public from November 27, 2001.
special exhibition, magnificent examples of Ancient Egyptian jewellery
will attempt to illustrate the fascination that has dominated our image
of Pharaonic Egypt over the centuries. In Ancient Egypt, gold symbolised
the "flesh of the gods". The eternal durability of this precious
metal and its bright lustre ensured the special status of gold in the
conciousness of the Ancient Egyptians, in their society and religion.
Apart from early dynastic jewellery, the exhibition will focus on those
golden bangles and rings that once adorned the queens of the Middle
Kingdom. Hairbands, pectorals, bracelets and jewellery made of semi-precious
stones will present a sparkling and sumptuous image of Ancient Egyptian
culture. In addition, the exhibition includes funerary statues and valuable
funerary offerings from Ancient Egyptian tombs. The special exhibition
"Gold of the Pharaohs" celebrates the new installation of
the galleries of the Egyptian and Oriental Collection, that will again
be open to the public from November 27, 2001.