Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The collection of Egyptian art at the Met is known to be one of the best in the whole world. Dating for the Paleolithic to the Roman period visitors can see up to 36,000 artifacts which started to be collected in 1906 when public interest in ancient Egypt suddenly grew. The Egyptian Collection is housed in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries. The objects are arranged chronologically.

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pharaoh bust

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coffin

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sahura and a deity

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twentieth dynasty models

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temple of dendur

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falcon

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gold sandals

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rishi coffins

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relief

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blue figure

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imhoteps coffin

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serenity

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pillar

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