Thursday, April 4, 2013

Boston and the MFA

 First was an early dinner late lunch at Fire and Ice were I discovered the flatware is magnetized! Then we walked down the Commonwealth Avenue Mall
 Statue of John Glover a Hero of the American Revolution (the man who brought you Washington crossing the Delaware
 Fire Fighter memorial.
 Statue of Samuel Eliot Morison Historian and Author
Ariana wanted a picture of me with Abigale Adams at the woman's monument in the park. She seems to be glaring at me
 Looking back down Com Ave.
 Jack Daniels
Then we finaly reached the MFA.
 Egyptian Family the husband and father is show twice, its not clear why maybe just ballance the presentation maybe that supposed to be him in his "spiritual" form after death
 Your, you can take it with you after life work force.
 Pharaoh Menkure
 Two Egyptian queens mother and daughter.  This was found in the grave of the daughter (on the right) and was a gift from her mother.  Interestingly they are not portrayed as queens and if it were not for their names appearing on the base of the statue we would not know they were queens. Given that Queens tend to get what they want this must be intentional. 
 Dressed to impress for the afterlife
 From a Nubian Soldiers Grave I like that he wanted the family dogs with him in the "blessed lands"
 Babylonian cylinder seal very small but look at the detain that had to be engraved in mirror image no less
 Greek Coin showing a Turtle
 Greek Coin showing a bee.
 Greek depiction of a lion was one of Ariana's favorite pieces.
The Glass "Icicle"
There are a few more pictures you can look at on the gaming blog 

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