Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hawass on return from New York

Zahi Hawass has commented on the return of the naos fragment to Egypt. The private collector seems to be male, and the fragment was apparently purchased in the 1970s. Hawass added, "It is also a kind gesture from the newly appointed Met director Thomas Campbell”.

Yet there are still questions that need to be answered. Which funds were used to purchase the fragment? How much was paid? What else is in this collector's possession? Does the collector have any formal links with the Met? Does the collector plan to give the rest of his (or her?) collection to the Met?

From Zahi Hawass website.

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