Friday, January 22, 2010

Exhibition: To Live Forever

Arts Museum Journal (Stan Parchin)

Ancient Egyptian funerary practices and religious beliefs about death and the afterlife are vividly described by 107 pieces of jewelry, sarcophagi (coffins), statuary and vessels in To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum (February 12-May 2, 2010).

Selected from more than 1,200 prized objects in the museum's world-class collection of Egyptian antiquities, the works on display range in date from 3600 B.C. to 400 A.D. From predynastic times through the Roman period, they document how the ancient Egyptians sought to conquer death and survive throughout eternity.

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