Egyptian art

While the largest part of the initial Met on Egyptian art came from private collections, almost half of drawings the current collection came from discoveries made through archeological excavations organized by the museum between 1906 and 1944. The collection consists of more than 36,000 pieces of Egyptian art, ranked from the Palaeolithic to the epoch portrait of Roman watercolor domination, and nearly all of them are exposed in the forty museum’s Egyptian galleries.
Temple of paintings Dendur
Among the most valuable pieces of the collection is a set of 24 wooden models, discovered in a tomb at Deir el-Bahari in 1920. These poster models prints are in great detail a truly representative sample of the daily life of the Empire of the Middle Egypt: boats, gardens and scenes of gallery everyday life. However, the most popular painters piece of the department continues to be the temple of Dendur dismantled by order of the Egyptian government landscapes to save the future of flood caused by the construction of the Aswan dam, the small sandstone painter temple was donated to United States in 1965 and rebuilt in the Met in 1978. It is located in a large room, partially surrounded by a layer abstract of water giclee and lit by large windows overlooking Central Park.

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Ancient Egyptian Art: The Brooklyn Museum (Mac) by Digital Collections, Inc. (CD-ROM)

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