Egyptian Art


Egyptian Art

Hammer Building, Level 3

Ranging in date from the fourth millennium B.C. through the end of the Coptic period (7th century A.D.), the approximately two thousand works of art in the museum's Egyptian collection present a broad overview of artistic production. The strengths of the collection include Predynastic stone palettes and vessels, Old Kingdom tomb reliefs, bronze figures of deities, and a 21st Dynasty sarcophagus. Explore selected Scarabs or read about Mummification.

Egypt, likely Thebes
c. 1000–968 B.C.
Figurine of the Goddess Wadjet
c. 664–525 B.C.
Egypt, Karnak Cachette
Pair Statue of Userhat and Kha
c. 1319–1306 B.C.
Egypt, Thebes
Round-Topped Stela
c. 1391–1353 B.C.

Secrets of Tomb 10A

Aside from making and breaking resolutions, the great pastime of every January is to look ahead to what the new year has in store. We thought it would be interesting to see what exhibitions a few of our well-traveled curators are excited to see in 2009. Deputy Director Nancy Thomas writes...

A Peek into the Newly Reinstalled Ancient Egyptian Galleries

LACMA’s displays for art from the ancient world (including Egypt, Greece and Rome, and the Near East) have just been reinstalled in newly refurbished galleries in the Hammer Building. As the curator of the Egyptian portion of the new installation, I’m excited to display some works that have not been on view for many years, including two colorful mummiform coffin lids, a diorite blocky squatting statue from the 26th dynasty, wooden tomb models of figures performing household duties, and burial implements including an embalming hook, a heart scarab and a two-finger amulet. Four 1850s to 1870s era photographs of Egypt by photographers Francis Frith and Antonio Beato drawn from LACMA’s Vernon Collection also add a new dimension to the gallery…