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  • Thebes: The Graphic Section: The Photographs of Harry Burton

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    Thebes: The Graphic Section: The Photographs of Harry Burton

    1914–1936

     

    Harry Burton began working for the Egyptian Expedition's Graphic Section in 1914. Burton, who was British, had learned photography in Florence, Italy, where he became known for his ability to photograph paintings. At a time when only black-and-white photography was available, he developed consummate skill in using infinite shades of gray to give a sense of the original colors in great works of art.

  • Thebes: The Graphic Section: Facsimiles of Egyptian Wall Paintings

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    Thebes: The Graphic Section: Facsimiles of Egyptian Wall Paintings

    1907–1936

     

    The Graphic Section of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition was established in 1907 for the purpose of recording ancient Egyptian wall paintings. To head this effort, the Museum hired Norman de Garis Davies, a British Egyptologist who had spent the previous nine years recording and publishing tombs at sites such as Tell el-Amarna in Middle Egypt.

  • Thebes: The Graphic Section: Harry Burton's Photographs of Tutankhamun's Tomb

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    Thebes: The Graphic Section: Harry Burton's Photographs of Tutankhamun's Tomb

    1922–1932

     

    Between 1922 and 1932, while Tutankhamun's tomb was being cleared, Burton took several thousand photographs of the tomb and its contents. Two nearly identical sets of negatives were made: one set was given to Howard Carter and is now in the Griffith Institute of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford; the second set is part of the archive of the Egyptian Expedition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Tiepolo Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection
  • Exhibitions

    Prints in the Post–Cultural Revolution Era

    One of the themes from the exhibition The Printed Image in China, 8th–21st Century, on view May 5 through July 29, 2012

  • Exhibitions

    American Impressions, 1865–1925

    A selection of works by Childe Hassam's contemporaries, including James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Maurice Prendergast.

  • Friends of IsisDepartment of Egyptian Art

    Curatorial Friends Groups

    Friends of Isis
    Department of Egyptian Art

    Named for one of the most important deities of ancient Egypt, this group's annual dues support the activities of the Department of Egyptian Art. Through five to six events per season, the Museum's curators, conservators, fellows, and visiting scholars provide insight into the collection, give previews of exhibitions and installations, and share exciting new finds from excavations in Egypt.

  • Egyptian Art

    Curatorial Departments

    Egyptian Art

    The Museum's collection of ancient Egyptian art consists of approximately twenty-six thousand objects of artistic, historical, and cultural importance, dating from the Paleolithic to the Roman period (ca. 300,000 B.C.A.D. 4th century). More than half of the collection is derived from the Museum's thirty-five years of archaeological work in Egypt, initiated in 1906 in response to increasing Western interest in the culture of ancient Egypt.

  • Exhibitions

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