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Vol. 1
Issue 1

Pharaohs of the Sun
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA


The Egyptian Pharaohs used art to represent their religious and secular powers. This exhibition, "Pharaohs of the Sun - Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen" focused on a time of great political and cultural changes. The more than 300 works of art were culled from many prestigious collections: Egyptian Museum, Cairo (with important works never before shown in the U.S.), Agyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin, the British Museum, London, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Although not a blockbuster show by today's standards, the exhibition contained some wonderful examples of stelas, vessels, devotional shrines, and deity figures and statues from what is known as the revolutionary Amarna period (1353-1334 B.C.). The objects were accompanied by a goodly amount of wall diagrams, descriptive text and, if one had the patience to fall in line, a small inner room devoted to the afterlife. Organized and curated by Rita Freed with Sue D'Auris and Yvonne Markowitz of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, the exhibition traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 12-May 20, 2000.


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