Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kobe City Museum, Japan; 13 October 2014 - 12 January 2015
The exhibition explores the central position of female deities in the ancient Egyptian pantheon and the key roles played by women of the royal family.
Objects created for Hatshepsut, one of the few ancient Egyptian women
to rule as pharaoh, are highlighted. The works of art are drawn exclusively from the Met’s renowned Egyptian art collection. An earlier showing of the exhibition took place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. The exhibition
was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with The Asahi Shimbun.