Metropolitan Museum

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The Metropolitan Museum

When I first found out that our art class needed to visit a museum and then write a paper on it, I was not thrilled at all. Art has never been interesting to me especially because I do not have the skills to draw. When I arrived at the museum my eyes light up and my mouth dropped instantly. Everything in there was fascinating and was eye catching. I was extremely excited to take the tour and then go back on my own and look at other works of art.

The tour I took was Egyptian Art and my tour guides name was Geoffrey R. The tour was different than I expected and I was so engaged into everything my tour guide was saying. The first painting we looked at was “ Portrait of a Boy” a gift of Edward S. Harkness. My tour guided reported the high of the picture is about 40cm and the width is 19cm. The boy is dressed in a white Roman tunic with a purple vertical stripe over his right shoulder. There is a mantle also draped over the boys left shoulder. On his shirt there is purple writing in Greek right below his neck. They are still unsure of what it says exactly but they think it says his name “Eutyches” then states something about “son of Herakleides Evandros”.

The next portrait we visited was called “Portrait of a young woman in red” This portrait is a 15 x 7 ¼ inches and was dated in A.D 90-120. In the backround of this portrait is golden and the woman in the portrait has a very serious look with extremely long eye lashes. She has short black hair with loose curls and has a gold necklace and earrings on.

“Door Jamb of Sitepihu” was the next thing we visited. This certified who was mayor in Abydos who was known as a reference to the female pharaoh Hatshepsuts. This writing talks about the gods Ptah-Sokar and Anubis. This relief is about 11 inches tall and was created out of limestone as well.

Our next visit was to “Face attributed to Ptolemy II Philadelphos or a contemporary” This was given to the pharaoh Ptolemy II. The face has...
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