The Bird Woman

The “Bird Woman,” from about 3650 B.C credit Brooklyn Museum

Image from the exhibition “The Dawn of Egyptian Art” currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a review for the NYT Roberta Smith calls the show “a sublime, view-shifting exhibition.”

The show concentrates on the art of Egypt’s predynastic and early dynastic periods, from around 3900 to 2649 B.C.

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