Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo Friday : Thinking of Egypt

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photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
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Head of "The Seated Scribe"
dated to the period of the 4th Dynasty, 2620-2500 BC
Musée du Louvre, Egyptian Collection
Paris, France - 2011


photo coyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
all rights reserved
 "The Seated Scribe" - full view
dated to the period of the 4th Dynasty, 2620-2500 BC
Musée du Louvre, Egyptian Collection
Paris, France - 2011


I would like to go to Egypt, but I probably never will. So I "travel" there by seeing things collected in various museums in Europe ... when I can.

We visited the Louvre in January, expressly to see the Egyptian Collection. I've only ever seen "The Seated Scribe" in my art history books, usually in small pictures. It's so much better in person - a very real, life-like sculpture. The sculpture is over 4000 years old and yet it felt as though we were really interupting his work, or that he was intently listening to someone's dictation.

Currently, the world is watching and listening to Egypt ...
I hope a good democratic outcome is in their future.

tot ziens,
Judy

If you'd like to know more:
Here's a link to a video in english, from the Louvre's site, to more on  The Seated Scribe

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