Monday, September 20, 2010

First trip to the Met, Part II

This is the second set of photos that I took on Sunday. Later tonight I'll have an essay that I wrote about a very special painting. Be sure to check back! And don't forget to check out Caitlin's blog:

The Temple of Dendur:

More from the storage rooms of floor 2A, American Wing:

Detail, Robert Reid's Fleur de Lis:

Life cast of Abraham Lincoln, by Leonard Volk, 1860 (I know this because I'm a geek. Volk wanted to make a cast of Lincoln's hand shortly after he was nominated for president. Lincoln's hand was so swollen that he had to grip the sawed off handle of a broom):

(unknown sculptor) I think the term Caitlin used was "frightening":

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