Museum of Fine Arts The Priest, the Prince and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture exhibition catalogue

The Priest, the Prince and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture

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'..a tale of archaeological intrigue and rapacious connoisseurs. A feat of storytelling that makes "Raiders of the Lost Ark" look like kid stuff' Wall Street Journal 

'…a tale not only engagingly told, but also beautifully and imaginatively illustrated' New York Review of Books

This beautifully illustrated book tells the intriguing story of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts' Egyptian sculpture, the Green Head. The sculpture, which is little more than four inches high is the remarkably lifelike head of a priest from ancient Memphis. The sculpture was ritually buried in a temple complex dedicated to the worship of the sacred Apis bull before being excavated in 1857 by August Mariette, a founding figure in French Egyptology, 

Returned to France as part of a collection of antiquities assembled for the inimitable Bonaparte prince known as Plon-Plon, the Green Head found a home in his faux Pompeian palace. After disappearing again, it resurfaced in the personal collection of Edward Perry Warren, a turn-of-the-twentieth-century American aesthete, who sold it to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

  • Author: Lawrence M. Berman, Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, MFA
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Date published: May 2015
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0878467969
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 15.5 x 2.5cm

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