Egyptian Art. Calouste Gulbenkian Collection

Continuing the publication programme that aims to disseminate the Collection through albums that present specific sections in a systematic manner, this volume (Portuguese and English editions) focuses on Egyptian Art. The section was first studied by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt, when the pieces that would be included in the Museum’s permanent exhibition were selected, and first published in 1991 by the curator of the section, Maria Helena Assam. Fifteen years on, new texts have been written by Egyptologist Luís Manuel de Araújo, a professor at the Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon.

Calouste Gulbenkian mostly assembled his collection of Egyptian art between 1922 and 1929. Relatively small but very diverse, it includes pieces of exceptional quality from the various periods when art in pharaonic Egypt was at its height. The catalogue not only covers the pieces on display at the Museum, but also those kept in the storeroom.

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Luís Manuel de Araújo
300 mm x 240 mm
Updated on 25 march 2022

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