Mut and Penshenabu

The goddess Mut, whose name means “mother,” was traditionally represented in the image of a woman with a headdress in the shape of a vulture, surmounted by the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The dedicant Penshenabu is portrayed in the act of offering an altar surmounted by a ram’s head to the god Amon-Ra. On his right shoulder he has a tattooed image of the god Amon, while on his left shoulder is the deified Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, patron of Deirel-Medina. The inscription at the base of the statue places Penshenabu during the reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213 B.C.).  
Both artifacts were completely cleaned and the decaying painted layers were restored.

Other projects

The Coffin Gallery

Gli Scarabei contributed to the creation of the “Coffin Gallery,” one of the most fascinating locations in the new Egyptian Museum. Also known as the “Galleria de Gli Scarabei” in honor of the precious support the museum has received from the Association, the gallery is one of the main museum attractions. For the first time, visitors can admire an extraordinary exhibit of inestimable value, dating back to the era between the Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period.

Support to the ACME

Since their founding, Gli Scarabei have supported the activities and publications promoted by the ACME (Associazione Amici Collaboratori del Museo Egizio), which was created in 1974 to disseminate the culture of Ancient Egypt and, even more importantly, to support the Museum where needed.

The birth of light. The masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum of Turin

The masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. In 2009, Gli Scarabei provided 22,200 Euros in financing to produce the first educational documentary about the Egyptian Museum of Turin, produced by RaiCinema and Pulsemedia and edited by Gianni Barcelloni Corti and Giorgio Montefoschi. 
By means of a roundtrip journey between Turin and the Nile river, the documentary shows the artifacts conserved at the Museum, contextualizing them in the locations where they were discovered.

An itinerary for the sight impaired

Gli Scarabei also participates in the museum’s life through its involvement in projects of functional reconversion and the creation of alternative museum itineraries with a social purpose. Of significant importance, to this end, was the creation of a special tactile museum tour dedicated to the blind and the sight impaired.