Thursday, October 29, 2009

Coffin of Amenemhet I

There are news stories circulating including by the Egypt state service that a piece of the coffin of Amenemhet I is to be returned to Egypt thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York who purchased the piece with the thought of giving it back to Egypt.

The pink granite fragment is, in fact, a piece of a naos meant to hold a statue of a god or goddess and not the coffin of a king.

1 comment:

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

Also see David Gill's comment on the Met's press release on this issue.