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Author Berman, Lawrence M

Title The Priest, the Prince, and the Pasha
Published Boston : MFA Publications, 2015


Description 1 online resource (180 pages)
Summary Sometime in the early fourth century BC, an unknown Egyptian master carved an exquisite portrait in dark-green stone. The statue that included this head of a priest, likely a citizen of ancient Memphis, may have been damaged when the Persians conquered Egypt in 343 BC, before it was buried in a temple complex. Its adventures were not over: after almost two millennia, the head was excavated by Auguste Mariette, a founding figure in French archaeology. Sent to France as part of a collection assembled for the inimitable Bonaparte prince known as Plon-Plon, it found a home in his faux Pompeian pal
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Subject Mariette, Auguste, 1821-1881.
Warren, Edward Perry, 1860-1928 -- Private collections
Bonaparte, Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul, Prince, 1822-1891.
Saʻīd, Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt, 1822-1863.
Bonaparte, Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul, Prince, 1822-1891
Mariette, Auguste, 1821-1881
Saʻīd, Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt, 1822-1863
Warren, Edward Perry, 1860-1928
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Portrait sculpture, Egyptian.
Priests -- Egypt -- Portraits
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Egypt -- History
Excavations (Archaeology)
Portrait sculpture, Egyptian
Private collections
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0878467971