An Egyptian-style cloak was worn by Napoleon the night before the battle of Waterloo 1815. The Emperor had a fascination with Ancient Egypt since he invaded the country in 1798. The cloak was looted from his carriage after the battle.
Figurines from Koma Land, Ghana
“These ambiguous objects are not fully understood, as they seem to be the remains of an ancient civilisation that has no connection to the current inhabitants of Koma Land.”
Modèle funéraire en forme de serpent à deux têtes dressées dit “malong yong”
Dynastie Sui (581/589-618)
Traces de polychromie, terre cuite
Section Chine du musée Guimet
© RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier