Exhibition “The Gates of Heaven. Visions of the World in Ancient Egypt”
from March 6, 2009 to June 29, 2009
Stele of Lady Taperet,
In the Ancient Egyptian language “The Gates of Heaven” meant the doors of a sanctuary housing the statue of a divinity. Symbolizing the passageway into the afterworld this expression also applies to other points of contact between the different elements of the universe as conceived by the Egyptians.
Containing about 350 artefacts spanning three millennia, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman Period, the exhibition endeavours to place everyday objects in their social, religious and artistic context.
Organized by: Marc Etienne, département des Antiquités égyptiennes, musée du Louvre.
Open daily except Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Exhibition only: €9.50. Permanent collections + exhibition: €13; €11 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.