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An Egyptian Gem for KC
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TitleAn Egyptian Gem for KC
AbstractThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has recently purchased "a spectacular painted coffin of a noblewoman named Meretites created in Egypt 2,500 years ago." The coffin does not include a mummy (the museum already owns one), but more than 300 other funerary objects are included. These items will go on public view at the museum in 2010. This acquisition was purchased with funds from the Nelson Trust. The exact cost is not given but is in seven figures. It was recently valued by a German court at more than $2 million.
AuthorAlice Thorson
Steve Paul
DateDecember 17, 2007
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
SubjectArt objects
Galleries & museums
Local SubjectNelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID217787
CONTENTdm number37453
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