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.
The museum was really crowded! Lots of groups…not just children, but adult groups.
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.
I decided to focus my camera on hands.
The guards weren’t sure if photography was allowed, but everyone seemed to be doing it, so they said OK.
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).
a mummy mask
two views of a mourning figure
a repaired statue head
a crocodile god
and a bovine diety…lost the horns somewhere, though