Nigel and Helen Strudwick
What: Thebes In Egypt
The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
had just popped in to do some sketching in the Egyptian
gallery; I had wanted to draw some fish off the Punt
wall. An hour later, I had copied what looks like a
cartoon fish into my notebook. It looks like it should
have taken about 5 minutes to draw.
Having a couple of hours
to kill, I dropped into the Egyptian Art In The Age Of
The Pyramids show (again), and had a lovely time visiting
with some of the nicest works of the Old Kingdom I've
been lucky to see. On the way out of the show, you pass
near a gift shop. You can't be real museum show without a
gift shop, can you?
I found this among the
books for sale, and bought it as much to give money to
the museum as anything. As it turns out, there are lots
of maps and reasonably detailed text.
No Narmer palette.