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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
News, Cairo: Egyptian Museum Displaying Three Artifacts for February ‘Piece of the Month’
a decade-long hiatus, the Piece of the Month will grace the Egyptian Museum's
entrance gate. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square re-launched the long-abandoned "Piece of
the Month" tradition, which aims at highlighting special artifacts from the
museum's treasured collection by displaying them at the entrance gate for one
tradition, which aims to encourage tourism to the museum, started in the early
2000s but was discontinued in 2006.
this month, the museum is displaying not only one piece, but a collection of
objects that are off the tourist path or stored in the museum's galleries
El-Enani, the museum’s general supervisor, says that for February three artifacts
are being displayed; an Oedipus fresco, a statue of an ancient Egyptian holder
for offerings and a coloured tapestry.
explains that the Oedipus fresco, which is being exhibited for the first time
ever at the museum, represents part of a wall from a house at the Tuna El-Gabal
archaeological site in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya.
in fresco and dating to the second century AD, it shows the Greek Oedipus myth
according to the play by ancient Greek tragedian poet Sophocles.
second piece depicts an 11th dynasty holder for offerings that was discovered
inside the tomb of a nobleman named Makt-Re on Luxor's west bank necropolis.
third object is a coloured ancient Egyptian tapestry depicting a nobleman
called Sen Nefer before an offering table. The tapestry was covering his mummy
inside his tomb at Deir El-Madina necropolis on Luxor's west bank.
am very happy that the Egyptian museum has started such a tradition because it
not only highlights some of the museum's treasured collection that are off the
tourists path, but it will also highlight the museum as one of the leading and
important museums around the globe," El-Enani told Ahram Online.