Quest for Immortality - The World of Ancient Egypt
Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2, Basement - NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE
TUE 22 DEC 2009 - SUN 4 APR 2010 10:00am - 6:00pm
The ancient Egyptian world is often characterised by a fascinating and remarkably supple mental universe. Ancient Egyptians melded images in ways that often beggar logic. They linked material elements with a realm inaccessible to humans, as reflected both in their daily conduct and their emphasis on the afterlife that led to their quest for immortality. Quest for Immortality – The World of Ancient Egypt offers an insight to the ancient Egyptian’s attitude to life and the afterlife, and the preparations they made to ensure their transition from earthly existence to immortality. Discover the Egyptians’ means of equipping the dead – through mummification, provision of sustenance, magic and ritual – and explore the evolution of their burial rites as well as the changing relationship between man and ritual through time. With 230 artefacts spanning from 4000 BCE to 950 CE, this exhibition endeavours to place tomb objects in their social, religious and artistic context, demonstrating the diversity and adaptability of an art that has prevailed in both time and space.
English (from Monday 4 January 2010)
Mondays to Fridays
11.30am & 2.30pm
11.30am, 2.30pm & 3.30pm