Amenhotep II box fragments found
Two fragments of a decorative wooden box made c1400BC, during the reign of King Amenhotep II, were held at the London-based dealer until Egyptologist Tom Hardwick made the connection to a piece in the National Museums Scotland’s collection last April.
|Amenhotep II box and fragments [Credit: National Museums Scotland]|
|Drawing and watercolor of the box before restoration by Cyril Aldred, 1946 [Credit: National Museums Scotland]|
The box and fragments will go on display in a new exhibition, The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial, which opens at the National Museum of Scotland on March 31.
Ludlow added that the gallery was always keen to work with museums and institutions to improve public collections.
Source: Antiques Trade Gazette [January 28, 2017]