Egypt: Hands

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I was on the east side yesterday, and having a membership to the Metropolitan Museum (a yearly Christmas and birthday gift), I stopped in for the Members Preview of the new Egyptian exhibit.

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The museum was really crowded!  Lots of groups…not just children, but adult groups.

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The Egypt exhibit itself was very crowded at the start, but the crowds tapered off as I moved along.  It’s huge!  Lots of great and interesting pieces.

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I decided to focus my camera on hands.

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The guards weren’t sure if photography was allowed, but everyone seemed to be doing it, so they said OK.

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I did get a chance to do some sketches, too, near the end when there were less people looking, so I wasn’t blocking the view (or being blocked).

mummy mask s

a mummy mask

mourning figure s

two views of a mourning figure

repaired statue head s

a repaired statue head

crocodile god s

a crocodile god

bovine deity

and a bovine diety…lost the horns somewhere, though

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9 responses to “Egypt: Hands”

  1. kirkistan says :

    I like your interpretive sketches very much. This makes me want to hit a museum this weekend and sketch a bit.

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  2. Teresa Robeson says :

    What Kirk said! I wish I had had time to go to the Met when I was in NYC. I guess I’ll have to try and go back for that. 🙂 Loved both the photos and your sketches…especially that last one of the bovine deity!

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Thanks for the tour and the sketches. I enjoyed both, your sketches just keep getting better.

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  4. Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution} says :

    Great sketches! I’m too shy to sketch in public. ha ha

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    • memadtwo says :

      Museums aren’t bad for the shy (I’m quite reticent myself). People look for a minute and then move on. The guards often like to comment on your choice of subject though, especially in smaller museums.

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  5. Dave Whatt says :

    I have always liked Egyptian stuff – and I love the way they do their fingers!…

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