I Visited The Egyptian Section Of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

900 Words Dec 13th, 2016 4 Pages
On December 9th, 2016, I visited the Egyptian Section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, I discovered many ancient Egyptian artworks and artifacts, ranging in date from the Paleolithic era all the way to 4th century A.D- with special focus on the Middle and New Kingdoms. Two of the biggest and most memorable artworks were the Tomb of Perneb, and the Temple of Dendur.
The Egyptian collection depicted what life was like in Ancient Egypt- what the people chose to engrave onto stone, what they placed importance in, and their daily lives. For example, it was clear they had extreme respect for the dead, for there were many funeral tombs, graves, and cemeteries, for example, the “Reconstructed Grave from the Beginning of Late Naqada II” showed a typical tomb from the Naquada II period- a man wrapped in hides and a young woman with bracelets, pins, and palettes. Another tomb is “The Tomb of Queens Neferu, Wife of Mentuhotep II”, where the queen is depicted having her hair dressed by her servants.
Another aspect of Egyptian life was the relationship between men and women. Although a lot of ancient cultures sometimes put women in very insignificant roles, there were many statues and depictions of women side by side with men, and even just a female figure by itself. For example, the “Seated Woman” figurine from the Naqada II period illustrated a woman, decorated with tattoos, necklaces, and anklet, representing fertility. “The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu”, from Dynasty…

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