May 9, 2012
This is the first of several posts of photos from the British Museum. We’ll start with a few examples of the Egyptian material…
The Rosetta Stone: hard to photograph…
Amenhotep III, ca. 1400 BCE
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July 19, 2010
Not much Greek or Roman material on display right now at the Brooklyn Museum but plenty of Egyptian stuff as well as some nice Assyrian reliefs.
Amenhotep II (circa 1426-1400 BCE)
Ashur-nasir-pal II (883-859 BCE)
Nefertiti, detail of the Wilbour Plaque (circa 1352-1336 BCE)
Relief blocks, tomb of Vizier Nespeqashuty (664-610 BCE)
Scribe statue of Amunhotep, son of Nebiry (circa 1426-1400 BCE)
March 22, 2010
I’d never been there before but apparently it was recently renovated and expanded. Well worth a visit!
Bust of a Flavian or Trajanic man
Spurius family inscription from Cumae, second century BCE
Bust, possibly of a Roman empress, CE 200-225.
Detail of 5th century BCE kylix (drinking cup) featuring man pressing grapes
Glass unguentarium from Fayum region (2nd century CE)