From our team here at NGV, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. We are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Saturday, 27 June, 2020.

In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

We encourage you to continue to visit our website and follow #NGVEveryDay on social media for updates on our reopening and daily inspiration.

We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Egypt Votive stela of Amenemope 1479 BC-1425 BC

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Votive stela of Amenemope 1479 BCE-1425 BCE

This small votive stela (inscribed stone slab) depicts private individuals worshipping a venerated deity. It would have been dedicated at a shrine or temple and reflects the personal piety of the family. The stela shows Amenemope and his wife and son adoring Ra-Horakhty, the great creator god. In her left hand the wife carries a small perfume bottle, and the son carries a duck on a string.