Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Child sarcophagus donated to Bass Museum

Miami Herald

An ancient Egyptian child's sarcophagus, a mummy and two Greek urns have been donated to the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach by the estate of celebrated First Amendment lawyer Dan Paul, who died in January at 85.

The donation joins another Egyptian artifact in the museum's collection: Egyptian Painted Sycamore Fig Wood Sarcophagus and Mummy from Dynasty 25 or early Dynasty 26 (760-600 B.C.E.).

The antiquities will be housed in the museum's Egyptian Gallery, which opens in April. Along with Paul's donations, the gallery will showcase 12 objects on long-term loan from the Brooklyn Museum, Lowe Art Museum and private collections.

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