Art History Mueseum Visit

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Dan Daley December 5, 2011
Dr. Lindgren Museum Visit Paper
Outer Coffin Of Khonsu 86.1.1 A-B During my visit to the Metropolitan Museum of art I saw many amazing pieces of amazing art. The Egyptian pieces stood out to me in particular because of my new background knowledge that I have acquired from this class. This was my first time at the museum and basically my first time seeing this type of art up close. Seeing images of the art on slides in class or in a textbook doesn’t really do the art justice or show the actual intricacy or detail of the figures. To be honest I don’t know which amazed me more, seeing the massive structures sculpted out of solid stone or the amazingly detailed figurines that were no bigger then two inches. At first I was going to choose a small figurine that was probably smaller then my finger. It amazed me just for the reason that it was so small but when I looked at it closely I was shocked with the detail. It was right there when it really hit me, how amazing these people were to be able to craft such detailed items without the tools that we have today. Everything was made by hand, yet it appeared to come straight out of a factory just by the way it looked. Ultimately I chose the Outer Coffin Of Khonsu for the reason that it appeared so life like and it was preserved so well that it looked like it had just been crafted. Even though a majority of the art in the museum was life like and very impressive, something about this one really caught my eye. I remember as I walked by I had the feeling that I was being watching and when I looked over it was this piece. The eyes and face of Khonsu were so well preserved that he looked as if he was about to walk off the stand. When I took a better look, I saw that the detail of his body was also kept in amazing condition and the intricate detail, once again…...

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