The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Egyptian Bust in the Field Museum is Look-a-like of Singer Michael Jackson
Chicago is abuzz with an ancient Egyptian statue that looks uncannily like the late king of pop. Photo: EFE/Kamil Krzaczynski.
CHICAGO, IL.- The Chicago Sun-Times' Michael Sneed reported Wednesday morning about an Egyptian bust that resembled Michael Jackson on display in Inside Ancient Egypt, which opened in 1988 at the Field Museum. This bust of an Egyptian woman is nearly 3,000 years old, yet the resemblance to the late King of Pop is uncanny. The bust has been a part of the Museum's collection since 1899 and was collected by Edward Ayer, who spearheaded the founding of the Museum.

The bust was made during the New Kingdom Period (1550 BCE to 1050 BCE) which is the same time period as King Tut and Ramses. According to the curator, 95% of Egyptian statues and busts were defiled by early Christians and Muslims because the statues were looked at as idolatry. Taking the nose off made them 'non-human' and less offensive.

The Field Museum’s permanent exhibition Inside Ancient Egypt is an elaborate and dramatic exhibition that tells the story of the mysterious world of the Egyptians. This dazzling exhibition, which opened in 1988, offers visitors the only opportunity outside Egypt to actually enter and explore the complete full-size Egyptian mastaba tomb of Unis-Ankh, son of the Pharaoh King Unis.

Visitors tour the upper levels of the mastaba tomb then descend through the 35-foot shaft to the burial chamber below. After exiting through the tomb robbers’ tunnel, visitors encounter compelling dioramas and scenes of this highly advanced yet mysterious culture. Along the way museumgoers will encounter nearly 30 human mummies and countless mummified animals.

The Egyptian collection of The Field Museum combines with a masterful presentation of Egyptian life in realistic settings to create a powerful and unforgettable experience. Here visitors actively engage with both objects and ideas: exploring a three-story Egyptian tomb, walking along a recreated stretch of the Nile River Valley, and sampling an ancient marketplace.

Field Museum | Michael Jackson | Chicago Sun-Times | Egypt | King Tut | Ramses |




Today's News

August 11, 2009

First Major George Grosz Exhibition in the U.S. Dedicated Exclusively to His Years in Exile

Christie's Announces Second Yves Saint Laurent Sale

Egyptian Bust in the Field Museum is Look-a-like of Singer Michael Jackson

National Gallery of Australia Announces One of the Most Exceptional Art Events Ever

Yorkshire Sculpture Park to Launch Fifth Exhibition Space with The Angel by James Lee Byars

Brazilian Museum of Sculpture to Open A Message for You, by Guy Bourdin

O'Keeffe Museum Hosts Screening of Georgia O'Keeffe Starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons

Aperture Foundation Announces New Sally Mann Book Coinciding with Gagosian Gallery Show

Batiks Collected by President Obama's Mother on View at the Textile Museum this Summer

Ancient Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico Exhibited in Leon, Guanajuato

Saskia Dommisse's Mindscapes to be Shown at Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam

Social Networking Meets the International Marketplace with VandM 2.0

New York Academy of Art Announces a Special Exhibition "Leipzig Calling: Twenty Years after the Iron Curtain"

Zoe Charlton: Imitation of a Life to Open at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

New Contemporary Exhibition to Open at Krannert Art Museum

Archives of American Art's New Exhibition Portrays "Hard Times, 1929 - 1939"

Arts Organization, 40 North / 88 West, is Looking for a Part-time Project Coordinator

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun mask repair

2.- Scrolls scorched by Vesuvius may be read again thanks to 21st century technology

3.- Italian government seizes more than 5,000 looted antiquities in record 45-million-euro haul

4.- Remains of at least five people found in Alexander the Great-era tomb in Amphipolis

5.- Munich poised to lift ban on Holocaust memorial project known as Stolpersteine

6.- Rare coin records smashed by Heritage Auctions at Florida United Numismatists Convention

7.- Bonhams to offer Alan Turing's hidden manuscript on the foundations of mathematics and computer science

8.- Jane Wilson, painter of luminous landscapes, dies at the age of 90 in New York

9.- First exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history opens in London

10.- Paul Simonon presents a series of new paintings at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site