Entries in the ‘Metropolian Museum’ Category:

The Met Museum’s Honky Tonk New Plaza

At last. The construction fences have finally come down and the Metropolitan Museum’s new David H. Koch Plaza has been unveiled for all the world to see. Except not really. Why? Because a horde of towering, mishmash food carts (I counted 24 yesterday) now forms a barrier along Fifth Avenue that blocks plaza views from [...]

Is This Etruscan Head a Met Museum Fake?

On Valentine’s Day in 1961 the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced their gigantic star attraction in the Greek Roman hall since 1933, was a fake. (Below left.) New Technical analysis showed the eight foot tall Etruscan ceramic warrior, dug up in a secret location in Italy with two other massive sculptures, was strictly phony baloney. [...]

Why Doesn’t this Roman Wife Have a Face?

This ancient Roman sculpture is unusual to begin with — a sarcophagus lid with a life-size bare chested, mature man and his wife languidly reclining on the marble top. Masterful copiers of Greek art, the Romans appropriated this lounging concept in death from the Etruscans. But the really unusual part of this 220 A.D. sarcophagi [...]