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Ophelia Egypt

Anacostia Community Museum

Egypt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design contains many icons of ancient Egyptian including Cleopatra, pyramids, the Sphinx, men riding camels, and heiroglyphs. Women wearing burqas are also illustrated. Printed in bright colors on a white ground.

Egypt

National Museum of American History

Egypt. Textiles

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Egypt. Textiles

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Egypt. Textiles

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Egypt. Textiles

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Egypt. Textiles

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Carnac, Egypt

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Egypt. Figurine

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Horeb, Egypt

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Alexandria, Egypt

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Egypt Temple

National Museum of American History

Egypt. Figurine

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Egypt. Figurine

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Egypt. Figurine

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Egypt. Figurine

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Eternal Egypt

Smithsonian Magazine

"These works reveal how extraordinarily sophisticated the artistic talent of ancient Egypt was," says Sandra Knudsen, associate curator of ancient art at the Toledo Museum of Art, where an enthralling new exhibition, "Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum," opened its three-year, eight-city tour in March.

The artwork on display runs the gamut from colossal to miniature, world famous to obscure: statuary in stone, bronze and wood, relief carvings, coffin lids, jewelry, glass, and delicate paintings on papyrus. After closing in Toledo on May 27, 2001, the show will be on view at Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series in Memphis, Tennessee, June 28 through October 21, and at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, November 23 through February 24, 2002. It will move on to Kansas City in April 2002 and then travel to San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago and Baltimore. The show was mounted by the American Federation of Arts in conjunction with the British Museum, with support from the Ford Motor Company. Most of the objects the British Museum loaned to the new exhibition have never before been allowed to leave its confines. With several of its galleries now closed for renovations, the museum consented to let some of its most precious acquisitions travel.

Perhaps the most famous of all Egyptian illustrated texts is the Papyrus of Ani (c. 1200 B.C.)a 78-foot scroll acquired by the British Museum's flamboyant Sir E. A. Wallis Budge at Thebes in 1888. One of the many highlights of the exhibition, the scroll is of a genre known today as a Book of the Deada compilation of text and illustrations to help the deceased in the afterlife. Such scrolls were often buried with well-to-do citizens. The show's curator, Edna R. Russmann of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, notes that works like these were not a sign that Egyptians were obsessed with death and dying but rather a kind of magical passport to a comfortable future.

Thanks to the disciplined creativity of its artists, generation after generation, the grandeur of Egypt can still astonish us today, as it must have astonished the world thousands of years ago.

Luxor, Egypt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Interior of a columned hall, with a series of arches springing transversely from the columns. Braces at the level of the capitals run at right angles to one another.

Flight into Egypt

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Flight into Egypt

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mt. St. Katherine, Egypt

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are many other pictures of Mt. St. Katherine in 7005/168/5; including 31226, a slightly varied view of the above.

Landscape view of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station at Mt. St. Katherine, Egypt. The station was operational from 1933 to 1937.

Mt. St. Katherine, Egypt

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are many other pictures of Mt. St. Katherine in 7005/168/5. Front view of the house at the Mt. St. Katherine, Egypt Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Station, and the small house in back which was used as a tool house and which housed the motor-generator set. The Mt. St. Katherine site was operational from 1933 to 1937.

Map of Egypt

Archives of American Art
Map : 1 sheet : ill. ; 62 x 96 cm.

Map of Egypt once owned by Joseph Lindon Smith.
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