In the Ancient Egyptian language “The Gates of Heaven” meant the doors of a sanctuary housing the statue of a divinity. Symbolizing the passageway into the afterworld this expression also applies to other points of contact between the different elements of the universe as conceived by the Egyptians.Ah, yes, The Gates of Heaven. Interesting timing, given current events. Interesting also that the Louvre chose Horus as their mascot for this show, seeing that he was the last god-king to rule Egypt and all. Horus imagery been certainly showing up in the media a lot lately, wouldn't you say?
I'm not quite sure what this image is meant to symbolize, but it certainly is a very interesting one to promote this show with. I saw news of this on The Daily Beast. Note this very interesting headline for the link:
Here's a blurb from a page on the Louvre's Pharaoh exhibition:
Sachez que tout don en faveur du musée du Louvre est déductible à hauteur de 66% de l’impôt sur le revenu : à titre d’exemple, un don de 50€ vous permet de bénéficier de 33€ de réduction d’impôt. - LouvreMy French is a little rusty, but my numerology is pretty sharp. 6+6+5+0=17, which goes nicely with the 33, no?
Here's an interesting piece on Stargates in religion from Adrian Gilbert.