Friday, June 10, 2005

L'Homme Egyptien
"Do you have pretty feet? If you were thinking of posing for a statue, this would be a pertinent question. Are your feet shapely enough to be immortalized in stone? The ancient Egyptians produced statues by the bargeload, yet their feet were probably no more beautiful than yours or mine. Luckily for sculptors of the day, there was a ready way around the natural irregularities of human anatomy: the standardized foot". This article is about the exhibition of ancient Egyptian art from the Louvre currently touring Japan, which started its journey at the Nagoya City Museum.

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