Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, January 11, 2012


On Monday, August 15, 2011, a monumental statue of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenemhat II (ca. 1919--1885 B.C.) was installed in the Met's Great Hall. It is a special loan from the collection of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin -- Preussischer Kulturbesitz. It will remain in the Great Hall for one year and will be on loan to the Met for ten years.
It's not new news, but Joan Lansberry posted it on Facebook.  I watched the video and it portrays to me just how much effort must have gone into transporting large statues in the Middle and New Kingdoms. 

2 comments:

tim said...

I love this video, very informative especially in the raising of the statue.

kate anson said...

The colossal statue of Amenemhat 11 is beautiful.Such a shame it is no longer in the country of it's creation..How wonderful it would look amongst its contemporary fellows in the Luxor museum.I admit so many more people will probably see it whilst it is in the Met,maybe....but how wonderful if it could 'go home'..

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