Egypt: Cats, Coffins, & the Afterlife
From museums in Rome, Paris, Berin, Turin, & London
From the Vatican
The Vatican contains the famous Sistine Chapel, but also a large selection of masterpieces starting from Egypt and Mesopotamia. These details are from 7th-6th C. BC tombs in Thebes (above) and Memphis (below).
This room in the Vatican is modelled on Hadrian’s 2nd Century Serapeum, a sanctuary for the worship of Serapis, a Graeco-Egyptian fusion of Apis and Osiris.
From the Louvre
From Neues Museum, Berlin
From the Egyptian Museum, Turin
From the British Museum
Room 61 of the British Museum contains serene, lively frescoes depicting the idealized life of a 14th C. BC scribe called Nebamun. A good write-up and selection of these can be found at the Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/egypt-art/new-kingdom/a/paintings-from-the-tomb-chapel-of-nebamun