Gods from ancient Egypt come to Leiden
This autumn, (from 12 October 2018 - 31 March 2019), the mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods will come to life in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden, the Netherlands. The exhibition Gods of
Egypt is entirely devoted to the ancient Egyptian pantheon and will bring together more than 500 imposing sculptures of gods and goddesses, magical papyri, gold jewels and richly painted mummy cases, from museums in the Netherlands and abroad, including the British Museum, the Louvre, August Kestner Museum (Hannover) and the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna.
Pieces will also be included from the Museo Egizio in Turin, home to one of the two greatest Egyptian collections in the world. For more information see www.rmo.nl/en
Double statue of Pharaoh Horemheb from Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna