Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Review: Egyptology at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

http://tinyurl.com/e7zzz (newyorker.com)
Included in their "Goings on About Town" section, the New Yorker have included a brief review of some of the Egyptology exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum of Art: "Oldfashioned museological Egyptology meets state-of-the-art, user-friendly installation in the permanent exhibition “Egypt Reborn.” The sunny, spacious galleries present thousands of objects, tracing an evolution from the pre-dynastic period in 3500 B.C. to the era of Roman influence. Wonders include a lavishly painted cartonnage with matching interior coffin lid, a frog-shaped childbirth amulet in brilliant blue faience, and a mummified crocodile from the crocodile cemetery at Kahun. An almost infinite listing of favorites is possible—just don’t miss the bird-headed terra-cotta figure thought to be a fertility goddess, one of the oldest, most renowned, and most beautiful artifacts in the world."
See the above page for more.

No comments: