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Le monde animal en Egypte ancienne et Animaux d’Extrême-Orient

Jacques-Édouard Berger collection, Asia and Egypt sectors


Teaching materials

Egypt sector: The Animal World in Ancient Egypt
January 2006 – March 2009

The exhibition demonstrates the pervasiveness of the animal in Egyptian art through a selection of nearly a hundred objects of the pre-dynastic period preceding the Greco-Roman period.


Asia sector: Animals in the Far Est
January 2007 – March 2009

Echoing this exhibition, the exhibition evokes the role of fauna in the everyday life and symbolism of China and Japan.
The majority of these representations of domestic, wild or imaginary animals are funerary statuettes from tombs of the Han and the Tang dynasties.