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News: Museum event
The Prosymna Lady.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Prosymna Lady goes “Unseen”

The ivory statuette comes out of the storerooms of Athens' National Archaeological Museum through the Unseen Museum project

The Prosymna Lady goes “Unseen”. The ivory statuette kept in the dark storerooms of Athens’ National Archaeological Museum, will soon be on display through the “Unseen Museum” project.

The “Unseen Museum” gives the opportunity to the Museum’s visitors to get to know treasures not on display in the permanent exhibition, and the history they carry. The statuette, found in a rich grave in Prosymna, near Argos, depicts a lady of the Mycenaean period and is unique for the valuable information offered for clothes and grooming the time.

The Prosymna Lady will be presented on Monday Sept. 21 and will stay in the limelight up to Sunday Nov. 22.

On Friday October 16 and November 6, and Sunday October 25 and November 15, at 13.00 , the museum’s archaeologists will welcome visitors at the exhibition in order to discuss about the masterly portrait of this Mycenaean noblewoman but also for the beauty secrets of the time as seen through the palatial murals, recorded in the Linear B tablets and revealed through chemical analysis on luxury Mycenaean utensils.

1. National Archaeological Museum,