The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums in the world, a magnet for tourists as well as a go-to destination for locals who come not only for the art, but for the evening events hosted every Friday when The Met stays open until 9pm. As for the art, well, there are the spectacular set pieces like the Temple of Dendur and the famous period rooms, as well as sculptures, photographs, decorative and religious objects and paintings—including some the best examples to be found in New York. The Met collection contains some two million items in all, of every shape and size, but the sheer numbers means that only a portion of the museum’s holdings are on view at any one time. And even then, there are so many treasures to see, it’s easy to overlook a lot of them. That’s a shame, but as a remedy, we’ve complied a list of our ten favorite easily-missed objects hiding in plain view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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