PHARAOH | Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

PHARAOH | Melbourne Winter MasterpiecesPHARAOH | Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

Friday 14th June 2024 - Sunday 6th October 2024
NGV International
Official Tickets:

The NGV partners with the British Museum to present Pharaoh, a landmark exhibition that celebrates three thousand years of ancient Egyptian art and culture.

Through more than 500 works, including monumental sculpture, architecture, temple statuary, exquisite jewellery, papyri, coffins and a rich array of funerary objects, the exhibition unpacks the phenomenon of pharaoh, those all-powerful kings claiming a divine origin.

The exhibition comprises seven thematic sections that explore the pharaoh's roles and duties, including as the high priest officiating in temples, the head of the country's administration, the leader of the army and the head of the royal family.

The pharaohs were responsible for protecting Egypt against its enemies and ensuring universal order; they ruled the Two Lands - Upper and Lower Egypt - from the 1st Dynasty (c. 3000 BCE) until the Roman conquest in 30 BCE.

From imagery on rings, bracelets and personal treasures, to statues and monuments of colossal scale, the pharaohs presented an idealised image of themselves as invincible warriors and fervent worshippers of the gods, who held a unique position as intermediaries between these divine beings and the rest of humanity.

Nevertheless, behind these idealised representations the reality of kingship was much more complex.

Not all the pharaohs were male, or even Egyptian. Despite the king's supreme status as ruler over all, Egypt was periodically wracked by civil war, conquered by foreign powers and even ruled by competing kings.

Through a carefully curated selection of exceptional works, Pharaoh explores the realities, mythologies and iconographies of kingship in ancient Egypt.

Official Tickets:
Child (5-15 years) $18
Seniors card discount Wednesdays only
Family $94 (2 adults + 3 children)

❊ Official Tickets

Book Online Here

❊ When ❊

Date/s: Friday 14th June 2024  -  Sunday 6th October 2024

Times: 10am - 5pm

❊ Where ❊

National Gallery of Victoria | NGV International View Venue
180 St Kilda Road, Southbank Victoria 3000 Map
National Gallery of Victoria | NGV International℅ Naarm
180 St Kilda Road,, Southbank, 3000, Victoria✆ Venue: +61 3 8620 2222 | Event:

❊ Web Links ❊

PHARAOH | Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

❊ Also See.. ❊

NGV Friday Nights: PHARAOH

PHARAOH: a Melbourne Masterclass series

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