A colossal, 4,000-year-old statue of the
Egyptian pharaoh Amenemhat II will be
visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art in
New York City for the next ten years
beginning in September.
The Met announced that the sculpture is
going on loan from a Berlin museum that is
renovating a courtyard where the piece was
most recently displayed.
NY Times article for more information,
or visit the
Wikipedia site of Amenemhat II.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the preeminent cultural institutions in the world. In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times. It spans the history of world art. Hundreds of world-famous masterpieces. Gift shop. Closed Monday except Met Monday Holidays (see web site). Suggested admission fees are: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10, Kids under 12 with adult are free. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25th, and Jan. 1.
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