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Oriental Art. Artistic and historical objects from oriental cultures.    
 
 
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


Classical collection of marbles. Egyptian collections, tapestry hall and Oriental art.

Before leaving the Museum turn to the right and pass through gallery 8 looking at some of the charming terra cotta figurines found at Tanagra and other cities in Greece, Asia Minor, and Lower Italy.

Go through the far door, turn to the left and in the south end of the main entrance hall are some important original Greek and Roman marbles. The Museum's classical collection is unusually rich in well preserved marbles.

Among the most interesting are the nearly life size figure of an old "Market Woman" with her basket, a low relief of a "Youthful Horseman," a strong head of "Epicurus" (ill. no. 31) and the bust of a "Young Athlete" (ill. no. 32), a Greek work of the IVth century BC.

This last is in marvelously good condition and its great beauty places it among the works executed under the direct influence of Praxiteles, probably by a member of his school.

For those who want to study the Museum thoroughly there are many collections scarcely mentioned in this brief pilgrimage—the 14 galleries of the Egyptian collections; the tapestry hall, gallery 6;

Oriental art; metal work of various kinds; the library in a separate wing.

Study rooms, class rooms, lecture hall, lantern slides, photographs and the services of an instructor are among the numerous facilities offered to students.

Besides the special publications noted at the bottom of the pages, the Museum publishes a monthly Bulletin which gives valuable articles regarding new accessions and is a permanent record of the growing collections.

 

 

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