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FASHION AND BEAUTY IN THE OLD EGYPT

December 30, 2011

“Fashion and beauty in the old Egypt” is a journey through 3,000 years of history of fashion in the country of the Nile; and it is also a tribute to the aesthetics and the refined taste of the ancient Egyptians for the care of the body and, in particular, to the way in which way through clothing, jewellery, tattoos, perfumes and oils.

Since the sensitivity of the pair of sandals that gave a child burial to facilitate their journey to Worls Beyond, up to two copies of tunics with horizontal folds – which are not conserved more than 20 around the world and that they have been restored especially for this exhibition, passing through a varied repertoire of objects related to jewellery and cosmetics, and works in relief or in painting showing men, women, and gods who benefited of refinement and taste of a sophisticated civilization.

Curated by Elvira D’Amicone (Università degli Studi di Torino), the exhibition is made up of pieces in the permanent collection of the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona and important contributions of international museums like the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Museo Egizio di Firenze, Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino – which exhibits some previously unreleased pieces – and the Víctor Balaguer Museum Library.

Where: Museu Egipci de Barcelona, c/ València, 284. Barcelona        

Exhibition Open: until 20th of July 2012, Monday to Saturday from 10:00 – 20:00h, Sundays  from 10:00 – 14:00h                         

Tickets: Adults – 11€, children, students and pensioners – 8€.                                                               

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