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Collector:
Alixa Naff  Search this
Donor Name:
George Naff  Search this
Length - 1 Of 2:
46 cm
Width - 1 Of 2:
43.5 cm
Length - 2 Of 2:
45 cm
Width - 2 Of 2:
44.5 cm
Culture:
Egyptian  Search this
Arabic-Islamic  Search this
Object Type:
Wall Hanging
Place:
Cairo, Egypt, Africa
Accession Date:
19 Oct 1988
Collection Date:
July, 1959
Notes:
Wall hanging made of two panels. Appliqued with colorful cotton cloth; embroidery in black thread on light background. Ancient Egyptian motifs. Panel 1: Kneeling male figure, hands raised to sun, lotus blossoms. Panel 2: Pharaonic figure holding royal symbols, seated on chair in front of vase with lotus blossoms. Purchased by donor from government craft shop, July 1959. Pharaonic motifs were revived in President Nassar's period in order to symbolically link the glory of Ancient Egypt to the modern state.
Record Last Modified:
30 Jul 2020
Specimen Count:
2
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
378937
USNM Number:
E424815-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32574db4d-ffee-49e8-b4a1-d48d0ac7262c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457959