A Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam by Ernest Alfred Wallace Budge

By Ernest Alfred Wallace Budge

Because the first donations of Egyptian artefacts to the Fitzwilliam Museum, together with the sarcophagus lid of Rameses III donated in 1823, its historic Egyptian holdings have grown progressively. This assortment, now some of the most vital in Britain, used to be catalogued for the 1st time through Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857-1934) of the British Museum's division of antiquities. Budge was once a number one authority on historic Egypt and had himself received a number of items for the museum in Egypt in 1886-7. the gathering as indexed during this 1893 e-book incorporated 577 items: sarcophagi, coffins, canopic jars, mummies, scarabs, sculptures, and different ornamental items. Budge supplied transcriptions and translations of the hieroglyphs that seem at the gadgets together with his descriptions of every merchandise. even if the gathering has been augmented by way of many additional presents and purchases, Budge's catalogue continues to be a important checklist of the gathering within the past due Victorian interval.

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