MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

Gods and men in ancient Egypt

Jacques-Édouard Berger collection, Egypt sector


The Jacques-Édouard Berger Collection contains a number of Egyptian pieces, not all of which can be shown at the same time. In the framework of this second presentation, several themes have been defined. These are illustrated by objects dating from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom, from the low period or the Greco-Roman era: daily life, funerary trappings, writing, the gods, the king and his family, dignitaries, and reliefs

and paintings (details of friezes or paintings on stucco). This selection of objects, chosen by Giuseppina Lenzo Marchese and Emmanuelle Harsch, gives a varied insight into Egyptian customs at different periods and offers pieces that have not previously been exhibited.