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Egyptian Sculpture

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Brooklyn Museum curator of Egyptian art Edna Russman discusses an exhibition of The Brooklyn Museum's permanent collection of late antique Egyptian stone sculptures, Unearthing the Truth: Egypt's Pagan and Coptic Sculptures, which includes and many tomb portraits featuring both Christian and pagan imagery, as well as several examples of reworked pieces and even some works that appear to be modern forgeries

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Edna Russman
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Comments [4]

the truth from Atlanta/New York

You may not be personally associated but there are many who worship the Goddess Isis.

Mar. 04 2009 12:52 PM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

less we forget, Christianity is choc full of pagan tradition from the days of Constantine.

Mar. 04 2009 12:50 PM
Dorothy from Manhattan

The "Culture" segments are my favorites in all the topics covered in this program. Yesterday's Baryshnikov interview was fascinating and I love the museum pieces (such as this one and those with Met curators). I'd love to hear more classical music performers, museum exhibits, authors of serious fiction and non-fiction books, etc. Nobody else in the city is doing it and nobody does these like Leonard.

Mar. 04 2009 12:44 PM
B. from NYC

I love the Van Meegran story, because it always looks to me as if the people who thought that his work was Vermeer's seem to have no great familiarity with actual Vermeers. A difference between then and now?

Mar. 04 2009 12:42 PM

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