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Author Berman, Lawrence Michael, 1952- author.

Title The priest, the prince, and the Pasha : the life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture / Lawrence M. Berman
Edition First edition
Published Boston : MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, [2015]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by ARTBOOK / D.A.P
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Summary "Sometime in the fourth century BC, an unknown Egyptian master carved an exquisite portrait in dark-green stone. The statue that included this remarkably lifelike head of a priest, who was probably a citizen of ancient Memphis, may have been damaged when the Persians conquered Egypt in 343 B.C. before it was ritually buried in a temple complex dedicated to the worship of the sacred Apis bull ... After almost two millennia, the head was excavated by August Mariette, a founding figure in French archaeology, under a permit from the Ottoman Pasha. Sent to France as part of a collection of antiquities assembled for the inimitable Bonaparte prince known as Plon-Plon, it found a home in his faux Pompeain 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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bonaparte, Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul, Prince, 1822-1891
Mariette, Auguste, 1821-1881.
Muḥammad Saʻīd, pasha, khedive of Egypt, 1822-1863
Warren, Edward Perry, 1860-1928 -- Private collections
Bonaparte, Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul, Prince, 1822-1891.
Mariette, Auguste, 1821-1881.
Warren, Edward Perry, 1860-1928.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Egypt -- History
Portrait sculpture, Egyptian.
Priests -- Egypt -- Portraits
Excavations (Archaeology)
Portrait sculpture, Egyptian.
Private collections.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
LC no. 2014954122
ISBN 0878467963
Other Titles Life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture