New ac­qui­si­tion on dis­play at Metropoli­tan Mu­seum

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART NEWS -

A highly or­na­mented an­cient Egyp­tian cof­fin from the first cen­tury BCE is the spec­tac­u­lar cen­tre piece of a new ex­hi­bi­tion, Ned­je­mankh and His Gilded Cof­fin, now on at The Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art un­til next April. The re­cently ac­quired work, which was in­scribed for a high-rank­ing priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Her­ak­leopo­lis, is dis­played with 70 other works, also from The Met col­lec­tion. The ex­hi­bi­tion is ar­ranged the­mat­i­cally to il­lu­mi­nate the role of Ned­je­mankh as a priest in an­cient Egypt, his burial and the dec­o­ra­tion on the cof­fin.

Gilded Cof­fin Lid for the Priest Ned­je­mankh (de­tail)

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