EUROPEAN SCULPTURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS (Part 2)
You are entering THE PETRIE COURT. . . .On your left is PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA (circa 1800) by ANTONIO CANOVA.
This is UGOLINO AND HIS SONS (circa 1950) by JEAN-BAPTISTE CARPEAUX. A prisoner, the man has just learned that he and his sons will be starved to death.
Turn around in front of THE BURGHERS OF CALAIS (circa 1890) by RODIN.
THE DEMIDOFFTABLE (circa 1845) by LORENZO BARTOLINI (depicts Cupid asleep)
THE ELEVATORS ON THE RIGHT TAKE YOU TO THE MET ROOF, IN SEASON.
DIRECTLY CROSS FROM THE ELEVATORS IS THIS FABERGE EGG from 1893.
You will now be entering MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART.