Egyptian Art of the Ptolemaic Period

By The Metropolitan Museum Of Art | Learn about the reinstallation of The Met's galleries for Egyptian Ptolemaic art.

Scrolling through Imhotep's Book of the Dead

Our complete <i>Book of the Dead</i>, inscribed for a priest named Imhotep, is one of the highlights of our newly renovated Ptolemaic display. Measuring over …

Nesmin: A Man Who Lived and Died More Than 2,000 Years Ago

The reopening of our Ptolemaic galleries after their renovation is a good opportunity to reflect on Nesmin, whose mummy and coffin are now back on …

Petrified Sound and Digital Color: A Hathor Column in the New Ptolemaic Galleries

On view in the newly renovated Ptolemaic galleries is a graceful, broken-off upper part of what is known as a Hathor column, inscribed with the names …

Ancient History

A New Life for the Book of the Dead

In preparation for the renovation of the Ptolemaic galleries of Egyptian art, riggers and technicians deinstalled one of the most-viewed objects at …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nile and Newcomers: A Fresh Installation of Egyptian Ptolemaic Art

After many years of study and planning and a yearlong closure for construction and transfer, the new installation of galleries 133 and 134 for …