This ancient Egyptian mummy mask was made for a woman named Satdjehuty, who died sometime around 1500 BC. She was a high-ranking member of the court of the pharaoh Ahmose, and funerary objects from this time are rare. Masks like these were made from ‘cartonnage’ – layers of linen or papyrus covered with plaster – and placed over the linen-wrapped body. Their youthful features were not meant to be accurate likenesses of the deceased, but an idealised image for their existence in the afterlife.
Am curious how they knew it was a woman. Does the epigraph reveal it?
Si para no olvidar que sentir es el principio fundamental de la vida en este mundo o en el otro.
We’ve been busy installing the final objects for our #Scythians exhibition, which opens this Thursday. These small plaques are examples of expert Scythian craftsmanship – they depict feline predators ..
French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died #onthisday in 1901. Here are some of his colourful prints depicting the elegance, glamour and excess of France in the 1890s.
Are you brave enough to try some buggy snacks at Cafe Insecta? BugFest 2017 is almost here!