Museum Wealth

At Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Museum, a sculpture of three human-sized women guards the entrance, as Winged Victory dominates the Louvre stairway. The first room holds ancient Egyptian amber ring-seals and slim gold necklaces. Behind a Plexiglas window stands a few modest sculptures. A small black basalt of a man’s head looks so lively, I think I passed him on the street this morning. Three hundred year old carpets are floor exhibits while equally old textiles are wall-mounted. Assyrian and Egyptian stone life-sized reliefs bring thousands of years of human life into present time. But it is the exhibit of coins that … Continue reading Museum Wealth