Egyptian Museum, Munich

Visited on 26th April 2017

The Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (State Museum of Egyptian Art) is an archaeological museum in Munich. It contains the Bavarian state collection of Ancient Egypt art, and displays exhibits from both the predynastic and dynastic periods.

The associated small Middle East section displays objects from the areas of Assyrian and Babylonian culture. For decades, the Egyptian museum was located in the Munich Residenz, but it was moved to the Kunstareal in June 2013.

Address: Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München, Germany

Hours: Monday:Closed,

Tuesday: 10am–8pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturdays & Sundays: 10am–6pm

Telephone: +49 89 28927630

Website: http://www.smaek.de/index.php?id=999

Entrance was 7 Euros and media is available upon request, there is a large ticket and cloakroom/toilet facilities as well as a small shop.

The museum displays Ancient Egyptian artifacts, such as statues, sculptures, cult articles, papyri, stone tablets with hieroglyphics, glasswares, jewellery, amulets but also mummies, textiles and household goods.

About 2000 of more than 8000 objects are displayed permanently. There are also temporary exhibitions.

Below are a few pictures but to view the entire collection (800 photos) please visit: Flickr (MattAmunRe@Yahoo.com)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127735911@N08/albums/with/72157680407811253

Among the most distinguished exhibits are the famous duplex statue portraying the pharaoh Nyuserre Ini as a youth and as an elder man, the false door of the grave chamber of Menes, the statues of the pharaohs Amenemhat III, Ramses II, Thutmose III and Akhenaten, the sphinx of Sesostris III and of Amenhotep II, the sarcophagus lid of queen Sitdjehuti and the kneeling figure of Senenmut.

 

One of the most famous exhibits is the glass cup with the inscription of Thutmose III, the oldest glass vessel in the world (1450 BC).

The Hellenistic-Roman period is represented by master pieces such as the bust of a Seleucid ruler and the grand Egyptian statue of Antinous.

The obelisk of Titus Sextius Africanus in the atrium is 5.80 meters high, the central part dates from the 50 AD, the rest was added later and restored several times.

Very precious is the treasure of jewellery of the Nubian Queen Amanishakheto. The museum owns also the Assyrian Orthostates reliefs from the palace of king Ashur-nasir-pal II and a lion tile from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon which were once displayed in the Glyptothek.

 

 

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