Beyond Beauty Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt

30 January – 24 April

Two Temple Place, London

http://www.twotempleplace.org/exhibitions/egyptology

This major new exhibition not only explores the day-to-day routines of ancient Egyptians, it also addresses the importance of appearance in the afterlife. Alongside extraordinary coffins and funerary head coverings are their owners’ ancient mirrors, combs and hairpins, bracelets, necklaces, sandals, textiles, cosmetic vessels, scent jars and other ornaments, as well as tablets giving us insights into elite styles of the age, which have echoes in the fashion and lifestyle magazines of the present day.

Two Temple Place is one of London’s architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on Embankment. It is the first London venue to specifically showcase publicly-owned collections from around the UK.

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