Perspectives Art Explained

This wooden sculpture has motion and vitality unseen in most Egyptian art

May 15, 2013 2 MINUTES
"They've captured her in a moment in time."

Curator Catharine Roehrig on a masterpiece of Egyptian wood carving.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Katherine Dahab

Photographs by Harry Burton, Egyptian Expedition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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