Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thursday Morning, October 7: Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Doug and I spent most of our time at the Temple of Dendur - a Nubian temple that was built by the Roman governor of Egypt, Petronius, around 15 BC. It's been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1978, having been removed from its original site in 1963 in order to save it from being submerged by construction of the Aswan High Dam.

The Temple of Dendur is inside the Sackler Wing; the reflecting pool in front of the temple and a sloping wall behind it represent the Nile and the cliffs of the original location.

Before leaving the Metropolitan Museum of Art to go and set up Doug's table in Artist Alley Thursday afternoon, October 7, we visited the spacious sculpture courtyard.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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