• Cuve de sarcophage. Epoque pré-saïte. XXIIe dynastie. Inv.A53©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

  • Pharaons at Avignon

  • Fragment de tapisserie. Provenance Antinoé. Inv.A103A(15)©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

  • Fragment de tapisserie. Provenance Antinoé. Inv.A103A©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

  • Partie supérieure d'une statue au nom du dieu Sokaris. XXIe dynastie.Inv.A39©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

  • Stèle d'Horus sur les crocodiles  - Nouvel empire XXVIe dynastieInv.A58©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

  • Tête de Jupiter-Ammon. Oeuvre Gallo-romaine. Epoque impériale.Inv.G155©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

  • Bassin à décor d'inscriptions en Arabe. Egypte ou Syrie XVe siecle. Inv R68©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

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Cuve de sarcophage. Epoque pré-saïte. XXIIe dynastie. Inv.A53©JL-Maby- Musee Calvet

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Pharaons at Avignon

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13 September 2011
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Calvet museum is an Egyptian culture lover. Twenty five years ago, the museum revealed an Egyptian collection stored in the museum reserves under the name of “Egypt and Provence”. Now, a new collection is wearing the Egyptian accent, exhibited under the name of “Fastueuse Egypte”.

Three special rooms dedicated to Egypt:

The three main rooms dedicated to reception, study and music are now the hosts of the sumptuous Egyptian collection from the Calvet Museum. The exhibition has been prepared by Odile Cavalier, Chief Curator in charge of Antique collections and Phillipe Pumain, architect and set designer.

200th anniversary mark:

This year, Clavet museum celebrated 200th anniversary. It is good to know that this museum was created by Emperor Napoleon I. For this anniversary, the Calvet museum organized this exhibition that lasts from 25 June to 14 November. There are more than 400 pieces to exhibit that will show the civilization that left its traces around the Mediterranean area.

Chronological and various exhibition:

The exhibition is made from different parts like Egyptian natural environment, religion, the dead cults, the institutions, the mixing of civilization during Roman time, the copte Egypt, the splendor of Mamelouke Egypt.

More info at http://www.musee-calvet-avignon.com