Thursday, March 23, 2006

Hathsepsut opens in New York

A useful overview of the exhibition and the historical context: "The Metropolitan Museum of Art's enormous, glorious show Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh begins in the Great Hall with the Met's own colossal pink granite Sphinx of Hatshepsut (c. 1472-58 B.C.E.). One of the great pleasures of this exhibition, other than the fact that the show celebrates, for the first time, one of the greatest and least understood periods of Egyptian art, is that it frees up sculptures that can sometimes feel cramped in the museum's well-endowed yet overcrowded Egyptian galleries. Sphinx of Hatshepsut, like many other Met masterpieces included in the exhibition, has never looked better out of situ."
See the above web page for the entire article.

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