Ancient Art

Louvre — is the largest national museum of France, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, located on the right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Islamic art while The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, along with the Freer Gallery of Art, is an Asian art museum that helps form the national museums of Asian art of the Smithsonian Institution. It is located on the National Mall (in Washington, D.C.), directly behind the Smithsonian Castle (Bowkett, & Porter, 2004).

Islamic art

In both galleries they share the same faith i.e. Islam and the works on view here represent the three principal media for artistic expression in the Islamic world: architecture (both religious and secular), the arts of the book (calligraphy, illustration, illumination, and bookbinding), and the arts of the object (ceramics, metalwork, glass, woodwork, textiles, and ivory.

The differences between these two galleries include; distinct in their cultural, artistic, ethnic, and linguistic identities; the works Sackler gallery date from the 9th to the 17th century while those of Louvre span thirteen centuries and the Islamic collections in Louvre gallery are from three continents while those In Sackler are from two continents (Nora & Lawrence, 1996).

Egyptian antiquities

The similarity of the Egyptian antiquities is the material used to make them i.e. wood, stone, and bronze as well as amulets, beads, vessels as well as objects made of glass and glazed materials. In both cases the works statue of the goddess Nephthys and the limestone depiction of the goddess Hathor are found in the galleries and this tools of art are only available from Egypt (Mignot, 1999).

The differences include; Sackler is guarded by the Large Sphinx (c. 2000 BCE), the collection is housed in more than 20 rooms. While in Louvre we have one room: Sackler holdings include art, papyrus scrolls, mummies, tools, clothing, jewelry, games, musical instruments, and weapons but for Louvre it is mainly masks (Scott, & Lee, 1993).

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