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Egypt –The collection contains statues, reliefs, paintings, decorated mummies, painted mummy coffins and a wealth of tomb treasures.
In Egypt art was a magic tool.The pictures in the temples and tombs were silent rituals which were to serve the gods and the dead.
Edgar Degas is best known as a painter, but as concomitant to his paintings, he modelled sculptures in wax in order to understand better the body in motion.
The new display can be seen until 1.5.2011.