Glory of Egyptian temples brought back to life
The Temple of Dendur is an ancient Egyptian sandstone structure that has resided in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art since the 1960s. Many of these temples had detailed reliefs and were also originally painted in vivid colours. But time and exposure to the weather has not been kind and has rubbed much of the colour off. However, a section of the temple has been restored to what it might have looked like in antiquity, thanks to a light projection initiative. The emperor appears as a tan figure, while the deities are rendered in white and striking blue. Colour the Temple marks the first time the Met has experimented with digital projection. It continues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until March 19.
Colour the Temple at the Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of Art.