February 10 - November 11, 2018
From domesticated pets to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years. The Carlos Museum will present Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, an exhibition featuring cats and lions (and even dogs and jackals) in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life.
The Carlos Museum has closely cooperated on a number of projects with the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, including work at Abydos to better understand the context of Emory’s Old Kingdom mummy. These stela date to around the early 4th Century A.D. and reflect the influence of Greco-Roman culture in Egypt. Michigan excavated part of the vast cemetery of Kom Abu Billou that was the graveyard for the town of Terenouthis. The tombs had chapels with decorated altars that housed small limestone stela that depicted the tomb owner.
Long-term Collection Share Partnership
HMNS, one of the top ten most visited museums in the country, collaborates with the Carlos Museum on conservation and research in developing a new permanent 10,000-square-foot hall of Ancient Egypt.