Visit the Metropolitan Museum. We will have a special guided tour and time to roam the Museum on your own. The cost is $15 which includes the admission. To register go to
https://www.aiawestchester.org/join/ and pay $15 or mail a check to
AIA Westchester Society
P.O. Box 215
Scarsdale, NY 10583.
The schedule for the day will be
10:45 Meet at Group Tour desk for admission tags and sign in
11:00 Clothing in Egypt – Phyllis Saretta
Cloth and garments in ancient Egypt were considered to be one of the most important components of a person’s life. Clothing was not only functional, but was symbolic of a person’s social position. Cloth was highly valued and appeared as a major feature in the list of tomb offerings. Cosmetics, jewelry and other accoutrements were not only ornamental, but were believed to have magical properties attached to them as well.
This tour would examine transitions in ancient Egyptian fashion from the severe to the frivolous. Objects and images include shirts, dresses, sandals, mirrors, kohl tubes, razors, jewelry, wigs, and hair ornaments from the collection of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum.
12:15 Lunch on own
1:15 Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin Exhbition – Introduction by Phyllis Saretta (Exhibition Gallery)
A highly ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin from the first century B.C. is the centerpiece of this exhibition. The recently acquired work, which was inscribed for a high-ranking priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis, is displayed with seventy other works, also from The Met collection, that provide contextual information about Nedjemankh’s role as a priest in ancient Egypt, his burial, and the decoration on the coffin.
2:15 Introduction to Assyrian Archaeology (Ancient Near East Gallery) – Peter Feinman